What Do We Gain From Transparency? Or Metrics for Open Government

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  1. A.J. Sutter says:

    I think you may make a bit of a leap in your last sentence, the multiplicity of ‘seems’ aside. Maybe the problem is the emotional resonances of your diction, such as “hampers” and “impoverished” — the words may be too strong and prejudicial, leading you to see the balancing issue between privacy and your 3 goals as tragic, rather than just something interesting/annoying/important that comes up very often in the law. Why is “impoverished” more appropriate than, say, “reduced,” and “hampers” than “limits”? The source of the paradox may be the rhetoric; suitable re-framing, in the linguistic sense, might make the issue more tractable.