Ethical Egoism: Ken Branch In The Lockheed Martin And Boeing Case

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The first perspective that will be examined is ethical egoism. An ethical egoist perceptive is a form of normative ethics and focuses on their own self-interest, and an egoist will select a decision that will provide the best outcome for themselves, rather than the best outcome for the public. If leaking company information was observed by an egoist, the egoist would not approve the action. This is because an egoist similarly focuses on what is the best action to take on the situation that will provide the most beneficial outcome for themselves. For example, if Ken Branch, in the Lockheed Martin and Boeing case, was an egoist he would not have provided the Lockheed Martin trade secrets because the consequences of getting caught were high. Additionally,