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  1. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Chicago Compliance and Integrity Survey

    ... and 41% vs. 26% from coworkers). The ERC's executive summary recommends that the 2007 compliance program has been recognized by city ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-01-04 11:04 - 0 comments

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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