Thomas Jefferson, Selflessness, and Public Service

This was published in the PA Times February 26, 2020 and can be found here. In a study exploring what public administrators saw as the core values or virtues in public administration, Anthony D. Molina found that “public administrators act on a combination of ethical, professional, democratic, and human values as a way of maintaining... Continue Reading →

At the Door: Deontology and Duty

When asked “what would you do?” when the Gestapo is at the door asking if you are harboring any Jews, the answer is actually a simple ethical answer to a simple ethical question (Paul and Elder, 25). Lie! Lie to the officer, slam the door and go enjoy some lekach with your new Jewish friends.... Continue Reading →

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