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Tom Donaldson rejects ethical relativism (“when in Rome”) and ethical

absolutism (insisting on exactly the same standards everywhere for every

situation). Instead, he recommends that companies operating overseas adopt

an ethical threshold based upon core values such as the Golden Rule and respect

for human rights. Those must then be translated into specific guidelines.

 Do you

think Google’s 2006 operating standards were consistent or inconsistent with

Donaldson’s recommendations?

 If you were going to recommend a set of

standards for Google, what would they say and why?