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How the State Legislature Impacts Local Government
Joe Simitian, who has served on a school board, city council, county board of supervisors, and in the state assembly and senate, talks about how empathy can help local and state legislators to understand each other's positions and lead to better government at both levels.
Simitian is interviewed by Judy Nadler, senior fellow in government ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University.
- The Cost of Dying
Moral choices at the end of life
- Affirmative Action for Athletes (case)
Should colleges give athletes an edge in admissions?
- The New Digital Divide (video)
The gap between those who have high-speed wired broadband Internet access, and those who don't
- Markkula Ethics Center Milestones
Highlights from the Center's first 25 years