1) If I do this thing I’m considering, will I make lots of money?
2) If it’s illegal, will I be able to avoid getting caught?
3) If I get caught, will my attorneys get me out of trouble for less money than I will make doing this thing I’m considering?
4) If it costs me a lot to get caught, can I somehow turn the scandal into some other profitable venture, like a book or a movie?
5) Will any of this negative or positive press help me get elected or re-elected?
6) If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then yours must be a darned good idea. Do it.
It sure feels true. If you can grow a company to be completely faceless, soulless, heartless, inhumane; then you can be stinking rotting rich.