The ongoing Wikileaks controversy has a large number of ethical elements. The best commentator on this is Chris MacDonald. I subscribe to his site and I’ve watched as he hit one ethical aspect after another. I firmly believe that the Wikileaks controversy will be an ethics textbook staple for the next twenty years and that MacDonald will probably write the quoted article.
Here’s his lineup –
December 9th, 2010 Wikileaks, Credit Card Companies and Complicity
December 11, 2010 Should Companies Judge the Ethics of Those with whom They Do Business?
December 13, 2010 Wikileaks & Mastercard: Should Companies Do Government’s Bidding?
December 20, 2010 Wikileaks and NGO Legitimacy
If you are are a teacher, these articles provided excellent teaching opportunities. If you are one of my readers, this is a business ethical analysis of complicated set of moral problems.
Whoever you are, I recommend the articles.
Update – Professor MacDonald has added another post on this subject. This one is called Corporate Citizenship, Apple and Wikileaks. This one was posted on his web site on December 22, 2010.