Ethics and Morals Issues in Business
University of Phoenix
May 16, 2011
Ethics and Moral Issues in Business
Corruption and war, terms repeatedly heard in our everyday life but should they be? Why are people committing such unethical and morally debatable acts of crime? Where are their ethical and moral barometers? Understanding this type of premeditated malicious behavior to inflect harm onto others may never be fully understood but the simple decision making act of right versus wrong affects every citizen on a daily basis.
Ethical issues could be classified as issues that involve decision making based on well founded standards of what is right vs. wrong with limited emotional involvement. In doing so, a right decision can be obtained even if it does not make the decision maker “feel good”. Not all right decisions are easy; it may involve hurting parties involve in the situation. Moral issues could be classified as issues which involve ones beliefs and feelings. One may make a decision because it makes the decision maker “feel good” about the outcome of the decision even if the decision was not the right one.
War is currently the largest debatable ethical and moral action society faces today. Currently the United States is at war against terrorism and unruly leadership, actively in Afghanistan and Lybia. Osama Bin laden was recently executed, the conscience society and the laws that govern deemed acceptable for the plotting and execution of the malicious attack on the United States September 1, 2001, killing thousands of innocent citizens. As this execution has given closure to those that lost loved ones in the attack in a sense that Bin laden received what he desired, was it ethically and morally right to seek out and take a life? Ethical and moral issues overlap and are ultimately tied together. As life continues to...