LATIN AMERICA: Commercial Rascals

" The question is one of utilitarian-ethics—of doing right because it pays." So says The Colombian Review, referring to the not infrequent dishonesty of representatives of U. S. firms in Colombia and other Latin American countries. The animadversion is principally upon the misrepresentations in which United States representatives are said to indulge. The main points: samples shown, different goods delivered; promises given to send goods of a better quality, bad goods sent; goods sold which the firm does not handle, goods " practically the same " or " just as good "...

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