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The “Front Page” Test: An Easy Ethics Standard


The “front page” test is analytically useful because it encourages a public official to think about how his or her actions might look to the outside world.

The front page test requires asking yourself: How would I feel if the course of action I am considering were reported on the front page of the local newspaper or blog?  For more information, see piece in box at right.


A Local Official’s Own Credit Card Story

A Local Official’s Own Credit Card Story A former local agency official and Institute board member, Ben Wong, talks about the lesson he learned (almost the hard way) while buying a gift for his daughter.

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