The existence of statistical price index series does not persuasively support proposals to modify account data from prior transaction experience. The consequences of using accounting techniques will demonstrate whether those actions have served accounting objectives satisfactorily. Management’s overt actions in the markets, rather than changes in general price-levels, are the source of enterprise earnings. Accounting objectives are either compelling or limiting elements affecting the choice and use of accounting techniques.
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