But some also think that the threats are due to Americas weak cyber policy. Congressman Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and a former FBI agent, has been warning that China has been stealing government information and intellectual property from U.S. businesses. If this is true,
In order to hide these illegal transactions, J&J used “sham contracts, off-shore companies and slush funds.“(Fox 1). According to the SEC, these bribe payments date back to 1998. In addition to these bribe payments, J&J subsidiaries were also accused of paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government in efforts to obtain contracts for the United Nations Oil for Food Program. Secondly, the fraud theories that I believe tie to the behavior of the culprits are the elements that make up the fraud triangle. Perhaps there was a perceived opportunity to increase sales if they offered bribe payments and travel gifts.
It is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide such as gum and other sugar substitutes like Sweet'N Low and Equal. Previously mentioned research done by Robert Cohen is significant because the artificial sweetener is frequently used in beverages such as coffee and tea which are regularly drank with milk, thus increasing the health risk of phenylalanine absorption into the blood stream. With that being said, the FDA still denies that any part of aspartame is absorbed into the blood. It is no secret that the dangers of aspartame in the human body are numerous. However, is it also no secret that corporate America and the appeal of wealth is the driving force to many decisions.
Throughout the article, the author says “The shoplifter creates a third choice of her own: she takes the products she has been conditioned to desire without paying for them… Shoplifting is the most effective protest against all … modern corporations” (Ex-workers Pg. 2). The purpose of this article and its use of logos is to inform the reader of the how the big corporations are cheating them out of their money and how they can “stick it” to them. Ethos, pathos, and logos are all rhetorical strategies that are used to inform and convince the reader of the continuing problem of big corporations cheating people out of their hard earned money. The logic and the papers emotional pull all contribute to the credibility of the author and what she has to say.
Professor Darlene Green-Connor ACC 403 November 27, 2012 Sarbanes-Oxley Act The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was put in place by Congress in 2002 in response to the financial fraud committed by multiple corporations. The main objective of the Act was to restore faith in investors whom experienced financial losses due to the financial fraud committed by the corporations. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act, also known as SOX, contains many laws and regulations that must be followed by small and large companies. Some of the results of the SOX are: external auditors gained more independence in reviewing corporate financial statements for accuracy, the board of directors’ oversight role was increased, upper management is required to certify the accuracy of financial
The article “Junking Junk Food”, by Judith Warner, is one that explains two sides to the national obesity problem in the United States. She starts her article by talking about Sarah Palin's objections to the “Obama nanny state” which she believes is out to infringe upon the peoples right to eat whatever they please (401). Glenn Beck is also cited in her paper as objecting to the idea of government regulation. His anger over the issue includes reports of government health inspectors shutting down a 7 year old's lemonade stand (401). With about two-thirds of Americans being obese, the Obama administration has been fighting hard to help Americans with the issue of obesity.
Eric Scholsser gives information about how today’s modern industrial food system has changed what most Americans eat in their daily lives. The national uniformity for food Act of 2005 was passed and this shows how companies work hard to keep consumers in the dark (Scholsser 396).New laws such as this prevent states from having food safety. Safety regulations like keeping lead out of children’s candy and warning pregnant women of dangerous ingredients would no longer be told and informed to consumers (Scholsser 396).This system operates by harming consumers, mistreating animals and pollute the land. Letting the public have awareness would be a good thing that could change the US food system. Michael Pollan article brings forth information
IRS Controversy: What's the potential fallout? Yes, this news story goes in-depth and breadth. It goes around the controversy of the IRS saying that the IRS has ineffective management" led to IRS tea party targeting. "Despite repeated calls for cooperation, the agency failed to be completely truthful in its responses to the Committee during its nearly two-year long investigation of this matter, and in testimony before the committee," they wrote (Condon, May). While under the investigation the IRS has led Congress to believe that after lawmakers question the IRS over the undue scrutiny the agency put on conservative groups that filed for tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections, they'll want to take action -- to hold people accountable and eventually consider legislation to amend any systemic problems that led to this kind of political discrimination.
Hiding accurate earnings, reporting inventory sold when it was not, and recording erroneous cash flows are just some of the ways that corporations have used to side step proper ethics. As citizens and government officials alike began to notice the increased frequency of these reports, legislation was based to combat corporations from using unethical business or financial practices. This legislation is called the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), which dictates that standard practices and internal controls for financial reporting (Odom, 2012).
The Immigration and Naturalization Service’s Campaign Against Chinese During the Cold War. In the early 1950s Immigration and Naturalization (INS) had almost forced some Chinese Americans to confess that they had become U.S citizens illegally. The INS came up with something called the Confession Program in mid 1956, this program encouraged those Chinese Americans that established U.S citizenship illegally to come clean about it and they were promised that some of them would be able to fix their status with the help of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. Some Chinese Americans were convinced of using this program, but it was all a scam. The INS was actually using this program against the Chinese immigrants; they used this as a tactic