Reforming welfare at the very top

Gergen, D.
April 1992
U.S. News & World Report;4/20/92, Vol. 112 Issue 15, p43
Details how William Aramony, the boss of United Way for 22 years, was led astray by power and perquisites. Aramony's previously good reputation; His lavish lifestyle; Charges against him that he angrily disputes; United Way has been placed in the hands of Kenneth W. Dam; The connection between the Aramony case and that of Stanford University a year ago; The growth of insensitivity toward old-fashioned notions about `public trust.'


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