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Should Americans do business with unethical MNE companies?

Should American companies refuse to do business in countries:
a. That do not practice democracy?
b. That routinely practice discrimination?
c. That tolerate or even encourage the abuse of children?

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Should American companies refuse to do business in countries:

a. That do not practice democracy? --- No we should not refuse, because many countries that we do business with have a bureaucratic structure, and in these cases, it would cause a considerable drop in revenue for U.S. companies. The problem with doing business in bureaucratic countries is that because there is no democracy, political fraud, corruption, and other similar acts are rampant. The problem is that we're engaging with companies located in countries with these types of activities. This is why we have various policies and regulations in-place, like the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), that places regulations ...

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The solution discusses if American companies should do business in countries where democracy isn't practiced, where discrimination is prevalent, and in countries that encourage the abuse of children.

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