Walton and Responsible Citizenship

  • Thomas W. Gerrity
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 11)


In approaching complex issues or unusual people, academics invariably seek inspiration from sages of the past. In this respect, they have learned to abide by Oscar Wilde’s dictum that the only way to overcome temptation is to yield to it. In this instance, surrender leads to Aristotle, who remarked in his Politics that “if we take into account the good life, then … education and virtue have superior claims…. Above all, every state should be so administered and so regulated that its workers cannot possibly make money (from their office)…”1 Aristotle’s observations are particularly applicable to the first of the three scenarios that will subsequently be described—scenarios that relate to Clarence Walton’s involvement in policy matters related to local, state, and federal governments, respectively.


School Board School Choice Responsible Citizenship School Finance Board Chairman 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Gerrity
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  1. 1.University of ScrantonScranton

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