So many people dismiss ethics as wishy-washy, being in the eye of the beholder, a matter of opinion. This view reflects an astonishing marginalization of the subject from contemporary conversations, even while ethics are being judged every day in coffee shops and at the kitchen table. When good people find themselves in positions of power — whether in families, communities, public service, or elsewhere — an inner rascal may emerge who wants to wield that power for personal gain. There is a job to be done: to make ethics and governance more intelligible to all of us, including elected and appointed leaders. The research, philosophy, case studies, and over 60 illustrations of rascally birds within this remarkable book will help you nurture your own ethics. At the same time, you will more easily recognize the rascally behaviour going on around you.