Lessons of the Rich Scandal: A Call for Ethics
Publication Date: January 2001
Author(s): Irwin Kula
Series: CLAL Politics and Policy Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Influence; Political Behavior; Management; Fundraising and Philanthropy
Growing public awareness of the manner in which money is distorting the political system and Jewish communal scene can spur a movement toward reforms. Thanks to the media firestorm surrounding Mr. Rich and other blatant abuses involving money and power in the Clinton pardon fiasco, we may finally be prepared for an honest discussion of the effect of wealth and class on the American and Jewish body politics.