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A review of the various products of Carla's network fellowship at the Safra Center for Ethics @ Harvard University.

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Session Notes for recent presentations by Carla Miller. e.g. #UNRIG 2018

Larry Lessign speaking in the Plenary Session at #UNRIG Summit in Feb 2018
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Fix Democracy, First

Watch it on youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMK4rbGJkNw

Lots of coverage of the Summit here on the official website: https://unrigsummit.com/Text of Larry's speech From: https://medium.com/@lessig/fix-democracy-first-1fd1b811722f

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Charleston Post Courier-Carla Miller quoted...
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Jax T/U October 19 2017 Editorial Page
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In today's Jacksonville Times Union Editorial:

Ethics reminders for public officials

Working or volunteering for city government gives you no personal or business advantages. In fact, it can be a disadvantage.
That’s the word from Jacksonville’s ethics expert, Carla Miller. She has spent about 20 years in the ethics...

As it was published on 2/15
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From: http://jacksonville.com/editorials/2017-02-14/wednesday-s-editorial-ethi...

Posted February 14, 2017 06:21 pm
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Times-Union editorial board

Wednesday’s editorial: An ethics refresher for city officials

Members of Jacksonville’s boards and commissions recently received an ethics refresher course from Carla Miller, the city...

Robert Wechsler
A front-page article in Monday's New York Times quotes Prayuth Chan-ocha, the general who currently rules Thailand, and who declared a net worth of $4 million (nearly half in cash) on an annual army salary of $40,000, as saying in a televised speech, "Do not judge people based on your perceptions."

This seems laughable but, unfortunately, it is not. Every day in the United States hundreds, if not thousands, of local government officials say that some situation only presents...
Robert Wechsler
At last, I have put up online a final version of what has turned out to be a separate book, The Regulation of Local Lobbying. This free 342-page resource has three parts. The first part explains what local lobbying is, how it differs from lobbying at the state and, especially, the federal levels, and the special characteristics of procurement and land us lobbying. It considers the public's view of lobbying, the...

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