For an article, material, or supply to be considered domestic it must be an unmanufactured end product mined or produced in the United States; or the end product is manufactured in the United States. The purpose of this Act is to discourage businesses to sell to the government foreign products. When the government is only buying American made products it is encouraging the American business to produce a product that meets the government needs with pricing and quality. Some of the problems also with purchasing material from overseas vendors is that the required items might contain chemicals that do not meet American standards such as we have seen in some of China’s material containing lead. Now there are some exceptions to the Buy American Act which include if the items are being used outside the United States; domestic items that are unreasonably priced; information technology that is a commercial item; when compliance to the Act would not be in the best interest of the government; and item purchased only for the commissary resale.
Gilded Age politics were dominated by corruption, as politicians took bribes and rewarded their supporters with government jobs. Government was naive about business and allowed cutthroat business practices to continue. America was founded on a philosophy of hands off of business, known as “laissez-faire”, but even when it became clear that regulation was necessary, the government was too corrupt to do much. In the Progressive Era, government began to increase regulations of big businesses. One example of increased government regulation in the Progressive Era includes regulation of working hours.
Now I would like to discuss the characteristics of a psychopath listed by DSM with a reference to th corporations: Failure to conform to social norms: here, lawful behavior is the key topic. Psychopaths do not adapt their behavior to fit into the society, they rather look for an opening to use in order to fit the society to their behavior. So do the corporations. Very often corporations look for a situation (mostly in law) to take advantage of it using their workers as tools and means to reach their goal of power and profit. Deceitfulness: deceiving others for one's own welfare, not restraining from conning and telling lies.
English 120 3 November 2012 Democracy under Attack: Repercussions of the Corporate State Since the inception of congress the ideals and principles of the grand social experiment known as the United States have been guided by their legislation. These tenets have helped shape the fabric of our culture and way of life and although not perfect have proven to work over the test of time. Unfortunately, the issue of overt corruption that has seeped into congress presently is something that our founding fathers could never have envisioned when laying the framework of our constitution. To truly understand how the wheels of democracy are greased by the fat of capitalism, the incestuous relationship between corporate
The text mentions the key issue of bribery and determines if the act is illicit or contrary to accepted them. It also pen points the improperness to constitute bribery payments. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/bribery-international-business-214218.html This is the annotation of the above source. The website pen points the understanding that bribes are unethical, but finds its way into the dealings of international business. It also mentions, in 1977, the United States passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in an attempt to fight bribe payments by U.S. companies and has since been extended to foreign companies in commission within the U.S. borders.
The reason for this is because the commerce clause regulates commerce and trade in the United States. This deeply affects the financial stability of any unit or organization setting out to make a difference within the community. The commerce clause regulates whether or not they get the government funding they need to carry out the program and do with it what is intended. If government regulations are not met then federal funding for programs like the needle exchange program will not be supplied and could jeopardize entire safety organizations that set out for a greater cause. I believe, needle exchange programs inconsequentially reduce the HIV and AIDS epidemic in the country and also , right here in D.C.
America had a tendency to fight for the little guy and many advances were made toward helping the little guy keep from being run over by corporations and the so-called “robber barons” of big business. Today however both major political parties seem to be at the disposal of “Corporate America”. Our country has gone through cycles. During the industrial revolution, we were unable to foresee many of the things corporations would do to get ahead and make money. We recognized the hazards that come with total capitalism and enacted plans to fix them.
I believe that this concern should be left to the company owners as individuals. Personally, I don’t agree with the fact that the way America gets other countries to bend over backwards is by threatening to cut off financial business ties. I feel that America is trying to gain control of the world by doing so. However, I do agree that any sort of discrimination is unethical and should not be tolerated. That is something that each countries governments should have control over, not a foreign country that threatens to cut off business associations.
Governments protect consumers from business. The federal government, for example, uses antitrust laws to control or break up monopolistic business combinations that become powerful enough to escape competition. Governments redress consumers' grievances about business fraud and enforce recalls of dangerous products. Governments regulate private companies' activities to protect public health and safety or maintain a healthy environment. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration bans harmful drugs, for example, and the Occupational
David Ibezim May 25, 2012 English 1 FALSE ADVERTISING Have you bought something that you regret buying because you are not enjoying what you had seen in its commercial? If so then you are a victim of a false advertising. How do you know a product is being falsely advertised? A product is falsely advertised if there are wrong, exaggerated promises, less discloser of a material fact, and if the product is too good to be true. These three topics can violate the Federal Trade Commission rules because they are misleading.