Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics Articles



Budgeting as a Reflection of Values

Budgeting Is About Values
John Ellwood, professor of public policy at UC-Berkeley, discusses the difficulty in reaching consensus about values
Miriam Schulman
Thinking Ethically About Government Pensions
Various ethical approaches are used to raise pertinent questions about the best way to accomplish public pension reform
Miriam Schulman
Budgeting in a Time of Fiscal Crisis
San Jose City Councilmember Sam Liccardo lays out the ethical issues for public officials when they must make difficult budget decisions.
Miriam Schulman
'Fair' is in the eye of the beholder
The public pension reform debate hinges of different definitions of the concept of fairness.
Judy Nadler
Two Views of a Budget
A case study for state officials on resolving a budget crisis
Judy Nadler
Our debt to the future: Will our children pay for the negative consequences of our current choices
When is it appropriate to ask the next generation to pay bills we incur today?
Judy Nadler
Budget Crunch Ethics
A California State Assembly member discusses the ethical choices legislators face during a budget crisis.
Joe Simitian