Velvy71 t1_j1pnowc wrote

I guarantee you’ll find it in the last place you look.

If you can figure out where the last place to look is, you can skip some of the looking, but it will still be the last place you look.


Velvy71 t1_ixzrdoh wrote

Yeah, because the big four don’t help governments set policies which disadvantage the small and solo consultancies. In the UK they’ve heavily influenced the tax treatment of small companies, leaving the market open only to the very biggest. So maybe they’re not directly breaching SOx and it’s European equivalents, but they are certainly profiting from an ability to shape the market for each other.


Velvy71 t1_itrn3fd wrote

There was a famous case in the UK a few years ago with a double blind trial that had an extremely serious reaction by the volunteers. Participants and staff went through the panic of not knowing who was going to react next, looking at each other, waiting for the next reaction.

Eight men took part, the drug had looked positive in animal testing but reacted very badly in humans. Here’s one article, you can use it to find more, possibly the documentary is online.

And there is an ethical dilemma, giving potentially healthy people something that might harm them. Risk versus reward, the greater good.