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The Distinction between ‘Legal’ and ‘Ethical’ Behavior

The Distinction between ‘Legal’ and ‘Ethical’ Behavior

The line between what is legal and what is ethical is not always clear. This post looks at the definitions of each and the role these concepts play in the public sphere.

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How's My Program Doing? The Question That Doesn't Always Have a Good Answer Program evaluation offices have yet to become common throughout government -- and where they do exist, many lawmakers don't know about them. More from Governing. January 23, 2018

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