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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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 - 2014-01-31 15:28 - 0 comments

  5. Leadership and Trust as Obstacles to Regional and Merged Services and Governments

    There are many obstacles to local governments working together or merging in order to provide services at lower costs to ... tackling the tougher issues." It's important to develop working relationships. Often this is done in regional organizations that ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-03-26 09:32 - 0 comments

  6. [CityEthics] A Citizen Transparency Initiative

    ... project for me last year was creating a model (but actual working) website and blog as a response to serious transparency problems in my ... 203-230-2548 Source URL: Click here to read this blog entry as it appeared on ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-03-25 11:36 - 0 comments

  7. Independence of Ethics Administration Should Trump Independence of Agencies and Districts

    ... requests to speak to the board in letters written on paper to the executive director at least one meeting in advance. But fulfilling ... the agencies would rather wait until an issue arises before working out who would have authority to investigate. A good plan for them, a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-03-31 08:58 - 0 comments

  8. Winter Reading: Rick Hasen's "Lobbying, Rent-Seeking, and the Constitution"

    ... be regulated because it is harmful to our economy, Hasen's paper looks at two post- Citizens United judicial decisions that struck down ... an elected official, by documenting how hard a lobbyist is working for an elected official or her party. It is only a ban on such ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-02-12 10:47 - 0 comments

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

    ... We are asking for these changes at the same time that we are working hard to correct deficiencies in the way the city procures professional ... directly to me. Markham will establish an internal working group to assist in the implementation of new compliance and internal ...

    DonMc - 2007-08-29 23:06

  10. Terry Cooper's *The Responsible Administrator* - Thinking Ethically

    ... about ethical problems, toward the end of creating a working professional ethic of their own. Without cultivating this ability to ... think ethically? All the time. Every official develops a working ethic, what we usually refer to as 'character,' by making decision ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2007-04-04 14:11 - 0 comments