January 17, 2014

YOU COULD DO WORSE THAN SIMPLY TAKING THE OPPOSITE APPROACH TO ANYTHING AMITAI ETZIONI RECOMMENDS: Why Representative Democracies Can’t Write Off Transparency. “According to Etzioni, transparency is vastly oversold because it implicitly relies on a ‘naïve’ theory of direct democracy in which voters learn about, evaluate and signal their preferences on specific government programs and outcomes.”