TITLE

Our Archaic Laws on Conflict-of-interest

PUB. DATE
September 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;9/12/55, Vol. 133 Issue 11, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about the U.S. laws related to conflict-of-interest. Two basic concepts seem to underlay all six conflict-of-interest laws: Government employees must always be impartial in their official actions; and, no employee, past or present, is entitled to take any advantage over private persons in the conduct of business with the government by virtue of his position. A number of suggestions have been put forward to bring the present laws up to date. Most observers agree that Government employees should not be permitted to transact Government business with any firm in which they have a significant financial interest; nor should they render services to non-Government parties in any matter in which the U.S. is concerned.
ACCESSION #
14448281

 

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