A slur to finance folks and accountants, the term has a noble past.
The 17th-century business world revealed in Samuel Pepys's famous diary is not so far removed from our own.
The Lowell Mills offer a lesson in the perils of focusing on labor costs at the expense of technology.
Those who guard the crown jewels need good internal controls.
Chapter 11 may be tough, but it beats death, dismemberment, slavery, exile, prison, and other insolvency solutions.