Directorates Who Discredit Truthful Witnesses (W/80 Highlights)

Gunnar Larson g at
Thu Nov 25 19:56:18 PST 2021

“And the persons who ultimately are harmed by all of this, of course, is
the average consumer, the average citizen, who has no knowledge, unless it
paid attention to this hearing, of the extent of the manipulations that
have been carried out by the largest financial institutions in America and,
indeed, probably the world.” - Senator John McCain

Highlights and working notes on the ethical limits of discrediting the
truthful witness, observing modern directorates and ethics rules that fail
to prevent truth distortion by unethical means (Source research by
Marquette Law Review).

History provides the epic example of Enron and a cunning Board of Directors
of misleaders, a team of flimflam artists who used sly rhetorical skills to
bamboozle the public, turning night into day. In this conception,
directorates tell stories only in order to seduce and beguile regulators
who fall prey to the advocate’s star-crossed tricks.

Why do company Directors employ unethical, false story techniques to
advance a false defense when ethical means are available? The exponential
effects of this troublesome behavior requires that the firm’s every word,
action and attitude be consistent with the conclusion that is dishonest.
Board directors are the ultimate self policing body of an organization,
responsible for setting the tone for ethical rules and standards.

Not only are modern ethical rules unable to prevent directorates who use of
false-story techniques, but little can be done in the way of reforming the
rules themselves so that they can more effectively regulate the unethical
means by which honestesty is systematically discredited and made to look

As witnessed in New York State recently, top leaders sometimes ignore
ethical rules by rationalizing away conduct known to be unethical standards
of professional behavior.

More abstract-oriented discussions concerning whether society’s best
interests are advanced with attempts to distort outcomes by discrediting
the truth has even impacted virtual currency innovation out of New York.
These points simply seem invented as an outrageous scenario presented to
the public by way of question, yet they are indeed true.

There is a pattern of routinely using an arsenal of tricks to subvert the
truth. The culprit may argue that the version of events is untruthful,
because of a motive to fabricate the truth. In actuality, incompetence is
the only true motive to fabricate directorate supported dishonesty.

Now more than ever, honest and ethical leaders know that each time a
directorate uses talents and skills to pollute the marketplace with lies
(either explicit or implicit) to manipulate profits is an act that
initially diminishes the chances of a prosperous society.

Such practice of engaging in conduct that involves dishonesty, fraud,
deceit or misrepresentation is impermissible and should not be tolerated.
Without swift action, the public may lose confidence in both system wide
innovation and maximizing the whole human potential of our species.

Alternatively, employing truthful answers to string together a series of
inferences that collectively weaken the case of interlocking directorates.

Vigorously defending potentially problematic interlocking directorates can
be systematically re-purposed with the goal of protecting the innocent.

We share 80 highlights to Todd A. Berger’s (published by Marquette Law
Review) “The Ethical Limits of Discrediting the Truthful Witness: How
Modern Ethics Rules Fail to Prevent
Truthful Witnesses from Being Discredited Through Unethical Means.”

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