The conventional wisdom that U.S. companies are enjoying healthy balance sheets is "a crock,"...

|By:, SA News Editor

The conventional wisdom that U.S. companies are enjoying healthy balance sheets is "a crock," Brett Arends writes. So why the big lie? "This healthy balance-sheet myth helps sell stocks and bonds. How many bonuses do you think get paid for telling customers the stark facts, and how many get paid for making the sale?"