Increasingly we see top leaders, CEO’s falling from fame due to some or the other transgressions they make. During the recent recession it was noted that as the US government was bailing out banks and insurance companies, top CEO’s of those very companies made millions in insider tradings.
A sanskrit sutra: mahajano yena gatah sa panthah, means that whatever great men do common men will follow. Will the rest follow suit or not we don’t know, but surely disillusionment in leadership is inevitable in such cases.
Moral bankruptcy seems endemic in today’s corporate scenario. Its a veritable truth that these players have infested the government and even the judiciary to some extent.The question which remains to be asked is, does morality fit anywhere into the picture in this rat race? One could argue that in a scenario where “Survival for the fittest” is the buzz word, can morality be profitable enough to be even considered?
An onlooker’s consternation is whether the society will convalesce from such a diseased scenario.