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The City Ethics blog analyzes local government ethics situations and reform efforts throughout North America, and reviews relevant books and articles, applying their ideas to local government ethics.

This webpage is the result of my 2 year affiliation (2013-5) with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. I was fortunate to...

 

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Huffington Post on the Tallahassee referendum
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Huffington Post article on the 11/4 referendum...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/04/tallahassee-anti-corruption_n_6...

Robert Wechsler

According to an article in today's New York Daily News, an investigation by the U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York has found that the son of the NY State Senate majority leader was a consultant for a company that won a county stormwater treatment contract in the majority leader's district, despite not being the low bidder and...

Robert Wechsler

Mixing Election Oversight and Professional Contracts

According to an Illinois Business Times article on April 5, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is chaired by an attorney whose law firm has received presumably no-bid contracts to lobby for city agencies, that is, contracts from the administration whose mayor and alders were...

Robert Wechsler

I just read a classic work of philosophical psychology, Self-Deception (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1969), wherein Herbert Fingarette takes an interesting approach to a phenomenon common to politics, but which seems...

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