And in this gilded age of billionaires inside the beltway, at the World Economic Forum and dominating tech, maybe ethics doesn't even exist any more. What does exist is not getting caught. So, yes, lawyers constitute the value system.
On Abovethelaw, lawyer-journalist, Kathryn Rubino, raises the question of ethics and the new Trump Administration. It seems the insiders haven't gotten their heads around what traditionally might be called a "conflict of interest."
So, maybe not many others will get their undies in a bunch about old-line concepts of conflicts of interest. A plug here and there for a Trump hotel, who cares? The guy is serving his nation in a difficult time of transition, so cut him some slack. That could become the prevailing mindset.
But those outside the glitter are not given the same kind of dispensation from the rules.
Continually our superiors and clients are monitoring what we say and do. They know that any alleged conflict of interest could be picked up by the media. Not only our career would be in shambles. So could be theirs.
Ethical behavior is for Everyman. That's just the way it was and is. Will it always be that way?
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