Corpus ID: 7079222

From Insull to Enron: Corporate (Re)Regulation after the Rise and Fall of Two Energy Icons

  title={From Insull to Enron: Corporate (Re)Regulation after the Rise and Fall of Two Energy Icons},
  author={Hon. Richard D. Cudahy and W. D. Henderson},
  journal={Legal History eJournal},
  • Hon. Richard D. Cudahy, W. D. Henderson
  • Published 2005
  • Economics
  • Legal History eJournal
  • For most Americans, the collapse of the Enron Corporation is without doubt the most memorable corporate event of their generation. Remarkably, few people are aware that the New Deal regulatory framework - which Congress recently reformed and toughened to in response to the Enron debacle - was itself erected in the wake of a strikingly similar corporate crash. In late 1931 and early 1932, the country looked on in horror as Samuel Insull's mighty and seemingly invulnerable electric utility… CONTINUE READING
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