AS a person who has done business and negotiated contracts over most the world, I found the Swiss one of the biggest demanders of Bribes, France tied with them, UK folds were st right but Bureaucratic.
East US you had to deal with contractors under the control of the Mob, which has since moved into the White House
posted on 02/21/2009 7:51:08 PM PST
(cranky, but reasonable)
In the 80’s I was doing business all over Asia and was pretty much used to corruption at every step. I was relieved to get back to the US in the early 90’s, looking forward to being able to conduct business on its merits.
Boy, was I in for a surprise. What I found was the level of corruption at levels that approached those of Jakarta. As far as I can see it has only gotten worse, seeming to have been ‘Mainstreamed’ like so many other things that a mere 20 years ago would have been unthinkable and destroyers of careers.
posted on 02/21/2009 7:56:49 PM PST
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