A Moral Question

If a person is known to be evil and he asks for advice on how to be good, is the person who advises the evil person then evil? What about a the teacher of the advisers?

I do not believe that the adviser has in anyway sullied himself. In fact, a truly good person will do all he can to advise the evil person on how to do good. Another way to look at it is: Is a priest doing wrong by hearing confessions and advising the sinner?

If you have been reading the comments on many of the blog postings about Milton Friedman then you will understand why I ask. I believe that to the extent that Chile went to a more solid economic and financial grounding, Milton Friedman and the Chicago Boys deserve credit, not blame.


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