If you perceive something as malignant, but have no ability to affect it's course, but can profit from it... is taking a profit from that maligned thing unethical?

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@mycroft Not unethical at all. The world moves on, and in the best of scenarios you can take that profit and actually use it as a resource to effect meaningful change; an ethical ulterior motive.

Otherwise, it'll run it's course, with or without your intervention. So you might as well extract from it what you can and then repurpose as necessary.

IMHO.

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