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Robert Wechsler

Philadelphia's Democratic mayoral primary this week brings the national focus on Super PACs to the local level. In that primary, which is the most important election in that Democratically-inclined city, most of the money that was spent was spent by Super PACs, not by candidates.

According to an article in the National Journal this week, the three...

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Larry Lessig's opening talk for the conference on Institutional Corruption (May 1, 2015) is now up on YouTube:  Opening Discussion: Lessig/Thompson    

I was there at the conference and it was a real treat to see Dennis Thompson, founder of the Harvard Ethics Center, and Larry Lessig discuss corruption and potential solutions. Larry advocates changing the system by "...

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We have just returned from attending the final conference of the Lab on Institutional Corruption at the EJ Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard.

The kick off presentation was a discussion between Larry Lessig, Director of the Lab and Dennis Thompson, the founder of the Ethics Center at Harvard. The link to this presentation, and all others of the confererence, will be posted on this site soon.  Carla Miller, Founder of City Ethics, presented a workshop on "Innovations in Ethics...

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Robert Prentice, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

(Robert has developed an excellent website for teaching ethics: 3 series and 44 videos, including teaching notes. One of the best resources in the country.)

                An important portion of the future of ethics training will be to...

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James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics at Duke University and columnist for The Wall Street Journal

One must know about Dan Ariely's work! see his TED talk: Our Buggy Moral Code. and his webpage.

 

This is an excerpt from an interview he did with...

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Ethical Reasoning: Institutional Corruption was a course held from January 28, 2014 through May 26, 2014 at Harvard College.  It was taught by Lawrence Lessig (Law School) and William E. English.  The course consisted of 26 lectures and accompanying materials.

Course description: 

Institutions make modern life possible by organizing human interactions on a massive scale. We generally benefit from the incentives,...

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