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Getting the Government America DeservesHow Ethics Reform Can Make a Difference$
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Richard W. Painter

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195378719

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378719.001.0001

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The Executive Branch

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

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Getting the Government America Deserves


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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 discussed include gifts and travel, restrictions on representation, financial disclosure, financial conflicts of interest, covered relationships and the impartiality rule, and the movement of personnel between government and private industry.

Keywords:   ethics law, ethics rules, gifts and travel, representation, financial disclosure, conflict of interest, impartiality rule

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