Comments on: Wal-Mart’s bribery is sadly unsurprising http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: lemonfemale http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43177 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 19:56:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43177 I would ask GA_Chris “How do you know this?” Or is the “fact” the US is equally corrupt one of those things everybody knows that isn’t neessarily so? If I villify anybody in this story, it would be the sleazy officials who polluted the morality of that country for a quick buck. I wonder how one would go about changing their business practices from within?

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By: zebrotha http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43168 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:46:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43168 Hmm…the “Foreign Corruption Act;” is that the global political scam that makes it illegal for USA companies to offer bribes to foreign politicians, but not illegal for foreign politicians to ask for and pocket bribes, then lets USA politicians pocket all the fines for breaking this law.

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By: gordo53 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43165 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 22:21:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43165 Bribery is a function of the market you’re attempting to penetrate. It is a necessary fact of life in many developing countries and is practiced by virtually all international corporations. We can vilify Walmart if we so choose, but it won’t stop the practice. It really is that simple.

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By: samuel_c http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43163 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:42:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43163 I think you guys need to go live on one of those third world countries. We have issues in America but it’s no where near the same kind of thing. Your comparing a peanut to the elephant that ate it trying to compare third world corruption to what we have here.

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By: Overcast451 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43159 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:17:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43159 “One thing missed in this article, is many corrupt practices are in fact alive and well in the USA, just described differently…”

No one wants to address that – why should we, even for one second, think that they are following other laws when the ignore the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act?

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By: Overcast451 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43158 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:16:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43158 Perhaps companies should just not do business in countries like that then?

Maybe if these ‘developing countries’ don’t really develop much due to corruption, it will eventually be addressed for a fair and legal business environment, and if not, perhaps they can stay in the stone age until then.

Or are profits more important than US Law?

And if this specific law is of no concern to business; which ones are? Who decides?

How many more ‘laws’ are being broken to ‘expedite’ profits? Will other laws such as employment laws, sexual harassment laws and the like be broken to ‘expedite’ profit?

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By: GA_Chris http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/04/24/wal-marts-bribery-is-sadly-unsurprising/#comment-43157 Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:09:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=12574#comment-43157 One thing missed in this article, is many corrupt practices are in fact alive and well in the USA, just described differently…
You want permission to build a store? No problem, just contribute to the county commissioner’s election fund and sponsor a gold contest…
You don’t want people arrest drunk driving from your bar? Just let cops eat for free and extend that to the Sheriff’s whole family…
You want that big government contact? Just contribute to the right people and let them use your private jet and you’ll get it…

Corruption is rampant in our society, but tolerated and accepted. We need to focus on eradicating it at home as well as abroad

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