Lessons of the Rich Scandal: A Call for Ethics


Publication Date: January 2001

Publisher: National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Irwin Kula

Research Area: Culture and religion; Social conditions

Keywords: Influence; Political Behavior; Management; Fundraising and Philanthropy

Type: Other


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.