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For two decades, Americans have engaged in a vast campaign to clean up our ethical act in politics, in the workplace, and in local communities. We have crafted a mountain of regulations, created vast networks of committees and consultants, and become accustomed to speaking of such taboos as "conflicts of interest" and "the appearance of impropriety." Perhaps one statistic ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published September 15th 1997 by Free Press
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The issue of "the appearance of impropriety" seems to be continually in the news. The ubiquity of the phrase led me to seek out this book and I was not disappointed. The ethics business seems to be booming and the quality of public morality exhibits the symptoms of this business as a disease rather than as a cure. The decrease in accountability for one's actions seems to be just one of the unintended consequences of a focus on appearances.
More than a century ago Herman Melville wrote a novel ab
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Morgan and Reynolds put the 'Ethics Establishment' on trial and find it wanting. The establishment in question is the network of federal regulations, federal regulators, lawyers, public interest groups, and corporations that has grown up since the Watergate scandal and which is concerned with the appearance of wrongdoing as much, or more than, actual wrongdoing itself.

The authors charge that a focus on appearances rather than substance is the principal cause of the loss of trust in government an

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Peter Morgan is an English film writer and playwright best known for writing the films and plays The Deal, The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and The Special Relationship.

He lived in Vienna with his Austrian wife Lila Schwarzenberg (HSH Princess Anna Carolina of Schwarzenberg, daughter of Czech politician Karel Schwarzenberg) and their daughters and three sons.
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