Bribery is sometimes acceptable
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Bribery: The definition of bribery is offering something desirable or something of value in exchange for getting something in return.
Acceptable: The definition of acceptable is something that is good enough to satisfy a need.
First round is for acceptance. Good luck.
increases inequality. Estimates show that the
cost of corruption equals more than 5% of
global GDP (US$ 2.6 trillion, World Economic
Forum) with over US$ 1 trillion paid in bribes
each year (World Bank). Engaging in corrupt
practices also creates a very unfavourable
business environment by encouraging
unfair advantage and anti-competitive
practices. As well as allowing organised
crime to flourish, corruption is one of the
primary obstacles to the economic
development of a country; it undermines the
rule of law, weakens trust in public
institutions and challenges democratic
Lets not forget that bribery leads to corruption.A country or organisation that practices such is headed for destruction.
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Norms and values differ between countries. In many non-western societies gift taking and giving in the public realm is a matter of traditions and customs. Moreover, gift giving is a part of negotiations and relationship building in some parts of the world. It is hypocritical for the west to target developing countries for this as many so-called democracies are hopelessly compromised by business interests through political funding and lobbying.
The United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bans large bribes but allows for the payment of small "customary" sums in order to ease transactions.
The Economist, "When a bribe is merely facilitating business" June 11th 2011, http://www.economist.com...
Bribery is sometime necessary for survival. "Survival" corruption, practised by public servants, is usually the result of small salaries, perhaps in highly inflationary economies, which do not allow them to make a living. Such as with the junior police officers mentioned in the previous point. Without bribery, public administration would collapse altogether as no one would have any incentive to get anything done. Thus the level of corruption is determined by the poor economic situation of the country as well as by the policy of the government.
As bribery is sometime necessary for survival, bribery is sometime acceptable.
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