Monday, August 27, 2007

The advancing cancer: the betrayal of whistleblowing

We are all familiar with high-sounding ideals – like we should reward whistle-blowers. But when it comes to actually putting such clichés into practice, it seems not to be working out as we think it does [or should]. Here is one more case in which the costs of whistleblowing these days have become devastating. Too bad for the individual involved. Too bad, also, for all of us, because in the long run the costs of allowing fraud and deception to go unexposed will bring all integrity in our society to an end. Then the fabric of integrity that enables this country to function, for all its high-sounding appearances, will be fatally weakened.

Click on the title for one example.

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