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  1. Political Solicitation

    ... have based their power on pressuring subordinates into working for their re-election. Please share your experiences with this sort of ... draft model code is anything about political activity during working hours. Do you feel such a provision is appropriate to an ethics code, ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-02-17 08:51 - 1 comment

  2. Political Deal-Making, Election Time Complaints, and Overinclusive Language in Milton, GA

    ... violation to offer a board seat to someone in return for working in a campaign or other political acts, even though those acts benefit ... take a fresh look at this language. It sounds much better on paper than it plays out in practice. Robert Wechsler Director of ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  3. An Ethical Sinkhole in Connecticut

    ... company under a new name and, within days, they were back working on the other two projects, chosen by the bonding company (which has ... that an important problem is that former DOT officials are working for the construction companies that are being hired, and that current ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  4. A Cure for Transparency Problems: A Model Website and Blog

    ... project for me last year was creating a model (but actual working) website and blog as a response to serious transparency problems in my ... organization, providing a concrete project to get people working together to improve the town. The website was purchased as a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  5. Who Makes the Best Ethics Commission Member?

    ... on an EC is that they are professionals accustomed to working with an ethics code of their own. But this is true of nearly all ... prosecutorial background even an asset for an EC member? Is working in state government an asset for an EC member? I will repeat here ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  6. Nepotism and Oversight Relationships

    ... to the IG's office before the boyfriend started working, but the IG says he still doesn't know the true extent of the ... having a district person (in this case one with a history of working for the district, before the executive director was hired) in the IG's ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  7. 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 - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  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 - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments

  9. Announcement: Introductory Ethical Philosophy Course Available Online and on Many PBS Stations

    ... Sandel's famous introduction to ethical philosophy course at Harvard University, Justice , is becoming available on video both online ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2009-09-27 09:30 - 0 comments

  10. 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 ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2018-12-19 17:18 - 0 comments