the issue of whistleblowers who take action for personal fame or benefit. This presents us with a dilemma: does the presence of a material benefit reduce the ethical value of an action? Perhaps, conversely, is doing something “good” without apparent material benefit morally superior than actions taken that have some personal benefit? If someone is employed by a division of the United Nations as a physician and does eye surgery on poor people in a poor country, are they less “good” than an American physician who spends his/her vacation doing the same thing without pay?
It is an interesting side discussion to the idea of whistle blowing.
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