1. Explain how rational decisions
Thinking It Over Explain how “rational” decisions actually are unconsciously shaped by
2. The mayor tells you to delay the release of sensitive information to the
city council until after its next meeting. Use the Decision-Making Checklist
(Exhibit 6.1) to work through the issues in such a request.
3. “Do good” and “do no harm” are both important ethical duties for public
servants. Give one policy or administrative example in which there is a
tension between the two duties.
4. Why does corruption capture the headlines when it is often the same old story
with different actors?
5. Review at least three online reports from credible sources (such as the Government Accountability Office) on Huricane Katrina. \IVhat are the ethical
issues or implications raised by the identified shortcomings in governmental