I can see how in a court of law this would be important but people today are evolved enough to know when their judement or thinking is compromised by a conflict of interest right? Well for the most part maybe but I wonder how deep this subject might go for others. Why did some of the old school philosophers not teach for money? One could argue if they were so wise then why fail to increase one's income surely they were smart enough to be able to resolve a conflict of interest mentally? I wonder how much of a person's thinking is skewed and tainted by conflicting interests... What if it were one's actions, despite whatever they say, that really determined what they valued? How many people would turn down a million dollars if others mistakenly thought they deserved it to simply know the truth? Would this be foolish, when would it ever be a mistake to accept a million dollars?