We live in the country of never-ending scandals, a country that is constantly bringing up the rear in every ranking that attempts to measure corruption in political and economic systems. In the broader landscape (with the possible exception of Northern European countries), more and more often the entanglements between politics and economics are seen as danger zones where there is a high risk of “deviations from legality.” But ethics in management or governance actually have nothing to do with paying or pocketing bribes - that’s called criminality. Ethics go deeper. Ethics may be less visible, but more incisive in establishing the long-term legitimization of a country’s ruling class. Ethics, in reality, are about the relationship between individual interests and collective interests.