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Michael Bloomberg At Rice University Commencement: 'Honesty Matters'

Michael Bloomberg speaking at Rice University in May 2018. (Courtesy Rice University/Youtube)
Michael Bloomberg speaking at Rice University in May 2018. (Courtesy Rice University/Youtube)

With Jane Clayson 

In his commencement speech at Rice Univerisity on Saturday, Michael Bloomberg told Rice graduates they have a special obligation to carry their own honor code forward into their communities — and into the voting booths.

The greatest threat to American democracy, he said, is “our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party and in pursuit of power.”

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You can find a full transcript of Bloomberg’s speech here

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