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  1. Winter Reading: Switch II - Shaping the Path Toward Change

    ... switch.jpg In their book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (Crown, 2010), Chip and Dan Heath ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-02-20 08:12 - 0 comments

  2. How to Contribute

    We will add to this page soon - thanks for your interest. There is always something ... some help with - please see the Contact Us page for ways to send us a communication if you do wish to contribute to the motion. If you wish to make a FINANCIAL contribution, ...

    DonMc - 2007-05-18 14:10

  3. A Miscellany

    ... week I wrote about the application of Trenton's pay-to-play ordinance in a case involving an Atlantic City law firm. According to ... or knowledge. One reason is that it is very difficult to establish this. We don't really know what the commissioner knew, only what he ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-11 14:01 - 0 comments

  4. Declaration of Policy, Purpose, and Obligations

    This is the place to comment on, discuss, and share alternative content and language relating to the declarations of policy that can usually be ... The purposes of this ethics code are: (a) To establish standards of ethical conduct - especially those dealing with ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2006-11-30 14:53 - 1 comment

  5. Mayor Peyton speech - Jacksonville City Council, 28 August, 2007

    ... This is the complete text of Mayor John Peyton's speech to the Jacksonville City Council in which he appoints City Ethics' Carla Miller ... that scenario dramatically, necessitating a major shift in how we manage our finances. Its sweeping changes to the state's property ...

    DonMc - 2007-08-29 23:06

  6. How Lobbying Is Changing

    ... things about regulating lobbying is defining what it means to lobby. And according to an op-ed piece last week in the New York Times ... is known as "strategic advice," which Edsall defines as "how to convince and mobilize voters and opinion elites in support of a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-01-06 16:08 - 0 comments

  7. CA Gov. Brown Points to 50-Year-Old Essay To Defend His Veto of Ethics Reforms

    This week, California governor Jerry Brown had to go back fifty years to find someone who agreed with his view of government ... the 1960s were minimal, and their enforcement was even less. How effective they may or may not have been has little to do with the reforms ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-10-03 14:52 - 0 comments

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    We have made some changes to the way we secure our site. That's why you have arrived at this ... it! You are a registered user - you can now open all of our content! Enjoy, and please do send us feedback when you are able to use any of ...

    admin - 2012-05-08 14:13

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

    ... the authors of the new book Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It (Princeton University Press), ... piggy bank for savings). They recognize the problem of how our commitments escalate, how reluctant we are to walk away from a course ...

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

  10. How Swift Growth Can Undermine Local Government Ethics

    ... county in the United States between 2000 and 2005. How does that translate in terms of local government ethics? Sadly, not ... Loudoun County provides an excellent way of examining what to look for, ethically, if your city or county is growing fast. Below are ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-03-20 19:52 - 0 comments

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