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  1. Ethics in Congress I - Institutional Corruption (Summer Reading)

    ... Despite the book's title, Thompson (a professor at Harvard) has a great deal to say about government ethics that is equally ... project at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard, which Thompson helped found. The Center's director, Lawrence Lessig, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-08-11 07:08 - 0 comments

  2. Ethics Training - Leadership and Responsibility

    ... you make sure officials and employees take whatever ethics course is being offered, in person or online? Some local governments fine people who don't take the course within an allotted time, but it's bad for morale to fine people for ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-24 17:24 - 0 comments

  3. Summer Reading: What Money Can't Buy I

    What Money Can't Buy.jpg Harvard professor Michael Sandel's new book What Money Can't Buy: The Moral ... boards that can be valuable to them financially. And, of course, there are government jobs given to cronies who often lack ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-01-31 15:28 - 0 comments

  4. Lessig on the Effects of Elected Officials' Dependency Problem

    ... of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, came to government ethics in an interesting fashion. As a ... killing a bill or ordinance, and the details (which is, of course, where "the devil is" ). In order to get the money, all of these aspects ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-11-05 11:52 - 0 comments

  5. City Attorney Investigates Memphis Mayor for Possible Ethics Violation

    ... ethics investigations? A former Memphis City Attorney, of course, What did the mayor allegedly do? According to an article in the ... an option to purchase the Greyhound land (which would, of course, be redeveloped by the city). The mayor sold the option for a profit of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-24 19:15 - 1 comment

  6. Institutional Corruption Conference I: Duplicitous Exclusion

    ... sponsored by the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University ( videos of it will eventually appear here ). Although ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-02-06 16:25 - 0 comments


    ... to change them . A former lawyer, he is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia University Law School. You can check out Rob's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2015-05-15 13:16

  8. Zygmunt Bauman on Responsibility, Trust, Self-Deception, and More

    ... Does Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers? (Harvard University Press)). The Purpose of Government Ethics Bauman ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-12 07:42 - 0 comments

  9. Ethics Reform in Tallahassee, Rejection of Election Overspending by Big Contra Costa Employer

    ... ethics reform package. The brain child of Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor and founder of United Republic and Rootstrikers, it ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-11-05 18:10 - 0 comments

  10. Carla Miller - President, City Ethics

    ... was a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University where she developed ethics training programs for ...

    DonMc - 2018-01-31 19:04