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  1. 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

  2. Institutional Corruption Conference IV: A Weakness of Compliance Systems

    At the Institutional Corruption conference sponsored by Harvard's Safra Ethics Center last Saturday, Ann Tenbrunsel, co-author of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-02-11 09:02 - 0 comments

  3. Speaking of Ethics

    ... Nearly every article about a lecture he gave on Friday at Harvard's Safra Foundation Center for Ethics focused on whether he of all ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-11-17 06:33 - 0 comments

  4. Institutional Corruption Conference II: Definition and Diagnosis

    ... a situation rather than an act (and it is hard to deal with IC situations in the usual criminal-like enforcement mechanisms of a government ... Diagnosing Institutional Corruption Dennis Thompson, a Harvard professor whose book Ethics in Congress I wrote about in ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-02-08 14:42 - 0 comments

  5. Ethics Jurisdiction Over Those Doing Government-Approved Work

    ... the state approved the law firm and the bank to teach the course. And, unlike many states, Tennessee allowed the same firm to both ... to wear four hats:  they wrote the rules, taught the course, advised the towns, and underwrote the bonds. The new state ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-22 18:27 - 0 comments

  6. When An EC Member's Appointing Authority Comes Before the Commission

    ... , Kalberman stated, 'I believe it is absolutely true but of course I don't have documents from the Governor telling Patrick Millsaps to get ... of his appointing authority, and acted outside the ordinary course of handling budget issues (which had been discussed for months), it ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-06-14 07:23 - 0 comments

  7. Blind Spots VIII — How to Handle Our Blind Spots

    ... "If you find yourself thinking,' I'd never do that' and 'Of course I'll choose the right path,' it's likely your planning efforts will fail ... place "pre-commitment devices" to help them follow a desired course of action (think piggy bank for savings). They recognize the problem ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-04-11 17:14 - 0 comments

  8. A California Recipe for Conflicts of Interest

    ... were the creation of a California initiative drive, of course). Recently, a large grant (about half the commission's annual ... just happens to be the director of that department, and of course he didn't vote. But two members whose agencies were subcontractors did ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-11-03 12:07 - 0 comments

  9. The Limitations of the Language of "Influence"

    ... World Series, at Yankee Stadium. But the reports are, of course, ignoring the language of the law. Here it is: NY State Public ... legislative employee should endeavor to pursue a course of conduct which will not raise suspicion among the public that he is ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-05-11 19:23 - 0 comments

  10. Albert Hirschman on Conflicts Between the Private and the Public

    ... and the betrayal of yesterday's friends -- all of this of course for the sake of the goal. ... In the process he may well violate the ... gain in private consumption goals.  This experience can of course be so dismaying and so contrary to original expectations as to produce ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-06-18 08:16 - 1 comment