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

    ... of behaviors." The Heaths focus on industrial safety experts and others who seek to prevent injuries, for example from car accidents. We know these experts have come up with many valuable solutions, many of which people have ... design such an environment, and hardly anyone is looking for experts to help them do this. But it's important to add, At least not yet. When ...

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

  2. Why Revolving Doors Have Governors

    ... for how people will feel about a government that hires "experts" who appear to be helping their immediately former employers. ... to take into account when they hire. If these facts make experts reluctant to enter public service, that's the price that has to be ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2013-02-22 09:22 - 0 comments

  3. Nepotism in Metro Atlanta

    ... of the Clayton and DeKalb school districts in recent years. Experts say nepotism can cheat taxpayers of the most qualified employees. It ... and balances. Even the appearance of family favoritism, the experts say, is enough to tarnish a government’s credibility and warp how ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2014-09-03 13:48 - 0 comments

  4. Bailout Conflicts - The Treasury Speaks Softly and Carries a Small Stick

    ... It would seem the federal government, with excellent ethics experts, could come up with a good mitigation plan more quickly than financial experts. When it comes to conflicts that "cannot be effectively neutralized ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2008-10-08 08:49 - 0 comments

  5. Institutional Corruption Conference III: Cultures of Loyalty and Mutual Trust

    At the Institutional Corruption Conference sponsored by Harvard's Safra Center last Saturday, Bruce Cain, a professor at UC ... that leads to the loyalty problem. Robert Putnam, a Harvard professor best known for his book Bowling Alone , suggested that we ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-02-10 09:05 - 0 comments

  6. How Can I Hamper Thee? — Let Me Count the Ways

    ... members noted that all other boards in the city may hire experts when needed without, I assume, an express provision. Suggesting a ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2011-03-04 15:45 - 0 comments

  7. Guidelines for Transparency in Local Government Legislative Redistricting

    ... public trust. In January, an advisory board of experts and representatives of good government groups got together to ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-06-30 14:49 - 0 comments

  8. TI - Athens, Greece

    ... national chapter in Greece. Join the leading experts and practitioners in the fields of governance, corruption and ...

    DonMc - 2008-01-28 14:27 - 0 comments

  9. Participation in a Matter, and Seeking Ethics Advice

    ... me is that, while politicians have no problem asking experts legal, financial, engineering, or human resource questions, they feel ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2012-06-13 09:18 - 0 comments

  10. Poor Draftmanship and Poor Ethics

    ... draftsmanship? According to a Newsday article , local experts insisted that the county executive was required to file both a state ...

    Robert Wechsler - 2010-08-03 12:45 - 0 comments