Interesting dilemma, my answer to it would be that this man is just that; a man. He leaves his profession behind him when he leaves work. I hold that principle simply because of the impracticality of applying different laws to different people based on their "worth" to society. There are real life caveats to this though, I've heard that the UK Prime Minister is heavily restricted in their freedoms by government policy e.g. they can't just leave and walk down the street by themselves without body guards. I'm not sure if that's true or an urban myth but it's a similar issue.In ottawa, a couple years ago, some fairly renowned "brain" doctor/surgeon was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident...
I don't even think you need to go that far, within various western cultures you would have big splits of opinion.Just one of those neat food for thought moral dilemmas. Eastern / Western points of view on this "moral dilemma" would maybe be split, the individual or the whole.
I agree but not for all things. Some dangerous products and activities should be banned either in part or totally e.g. making it illegal to ride a motorbike without a helmet.just want to clarify, I am in favor of higher tax on unhealthy products. This is independent of the choice to buy them, similar to the brain surgeon & his motorcycle; I imagine his motor vehicle insurance reflected the added risk of commuting with a motorcycle...