Government transparency is bad.
Because the public cannot interpret or understand much of the data released by the government, transparency leads to wrong conclusions about actions and motivations of elected officials and civil servants. Learning which industries fund your senator can lead to harmful cynicism about the political process as a whole.
LAWRENCE LESSIG, “AGAINST TRANSPARENCY: THE PERILS OF OPENNESS IN GOVERNMENT,” THE NEW REPUBLIC, OCTOBER 9.
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