3. Discuss bribery. Would actions, such as politicians adding earmarks in legislation or pharmaceutical salespersons giving away drugs to physicians, constitute bribery? Identify three business activities that would constitute bribery and three actions that would not. Bribery is aimed at influencing the actions of an individual by offering, seeking, giving or receiving of cash or any other item of value. Bribery is a type of corrupt practice, where both the person offering and the receiver of the bribe can be criminally penalized. The act of bribery is intended to influence a person in the performance of their duty and persuade them to act unfairly. I believe both earmarks and drugs are a form of bribery as it is corrupt to do both of those things, as you are doing something to help your best interest and it doesn’t matter who else is affected by the corruption. Here is an example of 3 bribes and 3 that wouldn’t constitute a bride Would- 1. Giving money to a potential client in exchange for business 2. Giving extra money to an employee expecting something in return. 3. Politician offering bottles of liquor for votes.
Would not- 1. Manager giving employee a gift basket for something good they did. 2. Tipping a restaurant waitress. 3. Having an office holiday party and providing the food for everyone.
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