With the collapse of Enron, our leaders obviously had to do something to show they were serious and so thus came the <a href="http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2002-128.htm">Sarbanes-Oxley Act</a>. But, as usual, action comes with a price: <a href="http://www.business20.com/articles/mag/0,1640,45422,FF.html">Business2.0</a> So a potential major cost arises for companies that haven't done anything wrong, but are punished anyway because, after all, they are big business, and they can't be trusted. Will the knee-jerk reactions never stop? Will we always punish all after the fact for the sins of a few? I guess so.