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  1. A Miscellany

    ... insurance, dental insurance, wellness credits, and town golf course use or passes." According to an article this week in the Delta County Independent , the golf course benefit is valued at $9,900-11,000. And this money is actually taken out ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-02-26 08:55 - 0 comments

  2. Disappointing Report from Ethics Task Force in Phoenix

    ... a copy of the report, but I did find a 5-page executive summary of the supposedly 20-page report (attached; see below). Phoenix is ... up of the task force ). And according to the executive summary, the task force took its job far less seriously than Chicago's. For one ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-04-22 14:30 - 0 comments

  3. SPIDERWEB

    ... upon the research of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. These materials will be the foundation for crowdsourcing ...   CARLA MILLER Network Fellow Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics   ...

    cmiller - 2013-10-28 22:15

  4. Atlanta Ethics Report a Model for Other Local Governments

    ... also a call for improvements. Right up front, the Executive Summary looks forward more than it looks back, calling for "every city ... the war over each of a program's many trees. The Executive Summary goes on to make more specific recommendations, and then the report ends ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-10-22 18:38 - 0 comments

  5. Not Engaging in Our Fathers' Misconduct

    ... book, How Fathers Care for the Next Generation (Harvard Univ. Press). Snarey's study shows that some men replicate the ... with their children, while others chart a different course. What the new course charters do is neither idealize their fathers, nor ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-05-20 12:02 - 0 comments

  6. Ethics Education

    ... all local government officials to take an ethics training course by the end of 2006. The requirement could be met by an in-person or on-line course. This requirement is coming in for some criticism. One Stockton ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 10:08 - 2 comments

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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