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    Along the same line of thinking as the OP:

    What are our criteria for determining what is and isn't ethical?

    Do we even have any?

    If we do, why do we use those criteria?

    What are our criteria for choosing our criteria?

    ad infinitum

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    Listen to your TV. It will instill the proper ethics.

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    You can't use a broad brush like that. In finance there are several methods to depreciate assets. The IRS requires MACRS depreciation, essentially double declining balance, because they say depreciation is too subjective. They want to remove as much of the subjectivity as possible. Different methods exist and are available for use for financial accounting/reporting purposes. Different governing bodies have different ideas about what is acceptable. GAAP might consider one form of depreciation inappropriate for a given situation whereas IFRS might deem the same thing perfectly acceptable. This is significant because depreciation of assets is one of the areas in financial accounting most susceptible to manipulation (fraud).
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostInNerSpace View Post
    You can't use a broad brush like that.
    Whom are you addressing?

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