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iii, 57 p. ; cm.
Considers legislation to authorize Justice Dept jurisdiction over Government corruption to include Treasury Dept.
Considers (83) S. 2308.
iii, 102 p. ; cm.
Considers H.R. 8140 and related S. 1902, to strengthen criminal statutes regarding conflict of interest, bribery, and corruption of Federal employees.
Considers (87) S. 1902, (87) S. 603, (87) S. 637, (87) H.R. 8140.
261 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Our Machiavellian moment : pay-for-play networks, Republican virtue
  • Excusing corruption : the mutual protection association, the polemarchist, the apologist
  • The silent killer : rent-seeking, measuring corruption, the cost of corruption, the rule of law
  • The dream of a virtuous republic : the separation of powers, federalism, money, three proposals
  • An anticorruption covenant : the constitutional covenant, filtering virtue, choosing a virtuous president
  • What corruption meant to the framers : Republican virtue, extensive virtue, governing above faction, private virtue, religious virtue--and vice
  • The promise of virtuous government : reining in the presidency, electing a president, impeachment
  • How did that work out? : minoritarian misbehavior, the democratic presidency, power and corruption, a grim logic
  • Federalism and corruption : bigness and badness, smallness and badness
  • The Mississippi story : Mississippi burning, Mississippi cashes in
  • Designing a virtuous justice system : the genius of the framers' Constitution, genius frustrated
  • The silver bullet : the way back, state judicial elections, a judicial aristocracy
  • Bribes : the ordeal of Francis Bacon, corruption of the heart, the limits of bribery law
  • The republic of defection : the dismal dialectic, crimes of democracy, the u-curve
  • Policing crony capitalism : what doesn't work : disclosure requirement, contribution limits, spending caps
  • Three reforms : mandated anonymity, suspect donors, Chinese walls
  • The heavenly city of the enlightened reformer.
Public corruption is the silent killer of our economy. We've spawned the thickest network of patronage and influence ever seen in any country, a crony capitalism in which business partners with government and transfers wealth from the poor to the rich. This is a betrayal of the Framers' vision for America, and of the Constitution they saw as an anti-corruption covenant. Most Americans get it, and this explains the otherwise improbable rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. When a country is corrupt, legislative efforts to make things better can actually make them worse. That's what has happened with our campaign finance laws, says the conservative, and not entirely without reason. We've criminalized political speech and sent the message that it's unsafe to get involved in politics without a lawyer at one's side. Donor disclosure requirements have also unleashed Internet mobs that attack political opponents. We'd be better off without any of them, Buckley argues in this provocative book. They're a net with the curious feature that the big fish swim through safely while only the little fish are caught, and those with the wrong political beliefs. All such rules are a disaster, and should be replaced by a different set of laws that focus on crony capitalism and the nexus of legislators and lobbyists that prey on our economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594039706 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
ix, 227 pages ; 26 cm
  • The town that can't seem to govern itself / Daniel C. Vock
  • Drained / Josh Goodman
  • Dilemmas faced when contracting out public services / Andrea Headley
  • Chicago and Illinois, leading the pack in corruption / Dick Simpson, et al
  • The dark side of awards and accountability / Ken Miller
  • Public corruption : an ethical challenge / Dulce Pamela Baizas
  • Corruption : an enlightened self-Interest? / Ravi Subramanian
  • When does politicians' unethical behavior become a crime? / Alan Ehrenhalt
  • Managing public mistrust of government / Brynne Van Hettinga
  • Coffee and doughnuts : building accountability / John J. Carroll
  • Can police departments reduce implicit bias? / Paul Figueroa
  • Cuyahoga County's road to recovery from corruption / Josh Goodman
  • How public professionals stay politically neutral / Roger L. Kemp
  • How would It look in the paper? / Bob Stone
  • Charlotte Mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges / Mark Washburn, Jim Morrill, and Michael Gordon
  • The costs of public corruption / Patrick Fitzgerald
  • Whistleblowers anonymous / Tom Arrandale
  • Regaining the public's trust / G. Edward DeSeve
  • New York corruption investigation trends / Chelsea A. Binns
  • Lack of oversight led to ex-water agency head's conviction / Dan Ivers
  • How we're losing the war on corruption / Mark Funkhouser
  • Municipal employees retirement system faces questions / Kevin Litten
  • Responding to an ethical crisis / Kevin Duggan
  • Ethics : focus on the fundamentals / Martha Perego
  • Ethics, front and center / Troy Brown
  • Local government ethics reform / Robert Wechsler
  • Assessing the ethical culture of your agency / Jan Perkins, and Arne Croce
  • Building a strong local government ethics program / Michael W. Manske and H. George Frederickson
  • Ethics : alive and well / Elizabeth Kellar and Jan Perkins
  • Ethics in public management education / Alicia Schatteman
  • Key elements to building transparent communities / International City/County Management Association
  • A dose of transparency / Penelope Lemov
  • Introducing the cycle of transparency / Paul Blumenthal
  • Council-manager or strong mayor? / International City/County Management Association and California City Management Foundation
  • A cost-effective way to bust (and prevent) contractor fraud / Jim Sullivan
  • City-state oversight of funds given to nonprofits lacking / Zach Patton
  • Vigilance required for New York government employees / Chelsea A. Binns
  • Lessons of Bell, California / Michael McGrath
  • Where our profession is making a difference / Kevin Duggan
  • Prudent options for balancing public budgets / Roger L. Kemp
  • The seven deadly sins of public finance / Liz Farmer
  • Body-worn cameras : using the wealth of data effectively / Paul Figueroa
  • Report grades cities' spending transparency websites / Mike Maciag
  • Using technology to increase access and transparency / Brian A. Moura
  • Unlike zoos, public health departments don't need national accreditation / Mattie Quinn
  • Speak out, do the right thing and you're fired! / Brynne van Hettinga
  • Dealing with public mistrust / Dana K. Lee
  • When transparency fails to produce accountability / Pospere Charles
  • When transparency becomes the enemy of accountability / Stuart C. Gilman and Howard Whitton
  • How to embed transparency into collaborative governance / Jusil Lee and Erik W. Johnston
  • Corruption, ethics, and accountability / Rod Erakovich, et al.
  • Anti-corruption effort targets all the states / Neal Peirce
  • States disclose economic development subsidies / Mike Maciag
  • Why it might finally get easier to access public data / Liz Farmer
  • The truth about public employees in California / Sylvia A. Allegretto and Jeffrey Keefe
  • Disclosing public employee pay troubles some officials / Mike Maciag.
Corruption is a chronic public concern affecting America's cities. Greed, ethical lapses and lack of accountability have drained untold millions in tax dollars. Corrupt practices range from embezzlement, graft, bribery, kickbacks, extortion, nepotism and patronage to the misuse of funds, vehicles, equipment, supplies and other public resources. Court proceedings to investigate and prosecute perpetrators add to the cost. Media exposes have magnified the spectacle of abusive and unethical government. This book investigates the reasons behind corruption and imparts guidelines for better accountability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476665771 20170327
Law Library (Crown)


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