At first thought: Hell no, I won’t sell my ethics.
Second thought: You know, that Michael Moore? He sure has sold his ethics out with his one-sided journalism. How found a huge market for his personal thoughts – sort of presented as fact without scientific review or rebuttal. And we are paying him money to view his opinions. How dare he make money off us in such an unethical manner?
Third thought: Hey, wait a minute, maybe I do the same thing. Every day I communicate to others. Do I tell my boss about the failures I had at work? Do I confess how much time I wasted in non-productive activity? If I were a car salesman, would I tell a customer that he ought to look elsewhere because I don’t have the right vehicle for him to buy?
I think that we compromise our ethics on a daily basis. At what price? Well, how much of my paycheck did I not earn? How much money did I make on that car I sold – the one that was ill suited for the customer?