"Ideas We Should Steal" is a regular feature of the Philadelphia Citizen, which will be holding an Ideas We Should Steal Festival on Nov. 30.
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Six other countries now have their own Integrity Idol: Liberia, South Africa, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mali, and Sri Lanka. The Idols have become celebrities whom people want to meet and emulate. They have launched a Meet the Idols campaign, sending winners and nominees into schools and universities to spread the idea of ethical behavior in all professions and advocate and educate around issues, like health-care reform and education.
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The city’s Award for Integrity is a start, but we need to do more to make the DiPietros among us into the civic heroes that they are, to create what Glencorse calls a “virtuous circle of reform” — until everyone is like DiPietro.
We’ll start: Do you know any public officials who deserve to be idolized for their integrity? Let us know and we’ll spread the word.