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The Executive Branch: Ethics Rules That Work When We Need Them, Rules That Don’t Work, Rules That We Do Not Need, and Rules We Need but Don’t Have

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter presents a summary of some of the most important federal ethics rules, observations about how they work in practice, and suggestions for how they could be more effective. Topics ... More


Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Richard W. Painter

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In order to be effective, federal ethics law must address sources of systematic corruption rather than simply address motives that individual government employees might have to betray the public ... More


The Fiduciary Principle in Private and Public Law

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses fiduciary principle in private and public law. Topics covered include transparency and accountability as fiduciary responsibilities, finding solutions to fiduciary breach, the ... More


When Ethics Law and Other Law Intersect: Insider Trading, Taxes, and Financial Conflicts of Interest

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses an example of individual corruption—insider trading in securities markets on the basis of information misappropriated from the government. It also addresses the taxation of ... More


The Relation of Divine Command Theory to Natural Law and Virtue Ethics

C. Stephen Evans

in God and Moral Obligation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199696680
eISBN:
9780191744266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696680.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

This chapter argues that two prominent approaches to ethics that are often thought to be rivals of a divine command ethic are actually complementary to a divine command ethic. In particular, a divine ... More


Legislative Branch Ethics Reform: More Stringency or More Hypocrisy?

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses ethics reform in the legislative branch. House and Senate rules were amended in the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 to restrict members' interaction with ... More


Campaign Finance: The Elephant and Donkey in the Room

RICHARD W. PAINTER

in Getting the Government America Deserves: How Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378719
eISBN:
9780199869619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the influence of campaign finance over politics. Topics covered include impact of campaign finance on government ethics, the insufficiency and excessiveness of disclosure ... More


God and Moral Obligation

C. Stephen Evans

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199696680
eISBN:
9780191744266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696680.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Is there a connection between religion and morality? Ivan Karamazov, in Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, famously declares that if God does not exist, then “everything is permitted.” Most ... More


Kantian Right

Ernest J. Weinrib

in The Idea of Private Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199665815
eISBN:
9780191748622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665815.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter situates corrective justice within Kant's philosophy of right. It traces the normative presuppositions of corrective justice to Kant's conception of the will, that is, of the freedom and ... More


A New Father for the Law and Ethics of Medicine

John Keown

in Reason, Morality, and Law: The Philosophy of John Finnis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199675500
eISBN:
9780191757228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675500.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter outlines John Finnis' singular contribution to the discipline of the law and ethics of medicine in the UK and beyond across almost half a century. It argues that, not least because of ... More


The Pillars of MIT: Innovation, Radical Meritocracy, and Open Knowledge

Hal Abelson and Adolfo Plasencia

in Is the Universe a Hologram?: Scientists Answer the Most Provocative Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036016
eISBN:
9780262339308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036016.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In this dialogue, Hal Abelson the acclaimed professor, scientist and distinguished member of MIT CSAIL, and co-chair of the MIT Council on Educational Technology (MITCET), firstly discusses the ... More


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