[At-Large] Parminder’s assertion of Conflict of Interest / Expected Rules of Behavior

bzs at theworld.com bzs at theworld.com
Tue Jan 4 21:58:59 UTC 2022

I don't really have a problem with CofI per se so long as it's
disclosed and perhaps doesn't fall into some categories not directly
related to the issue (e.g., someone trying to discredit a candidate
because they just went through an ugly romantic break-up with them.)

Who else is going to raise some of these issues but an interested
party? Some altruistic by-stander?

Yes we can all imagine impartial advocates but it's often an
interested party who feels they were wronged and raises an issue.

Interested parties often benefit from the righting of wrongs, that's
kind of the point.

CoI is more important when the person is not just acting as an
advocate but has some sort of power to decide an issue (e.g., a board

        -Barry Shein

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