Essay Abstract

by Matthew Pellicer on November 19, 2013 - 8:46pm

The main issue explored is transparency in the Canadian government. More specifically, exploring the idea that transparency in the government isn’t always the best and that some things such as the predicted interest rates should not be released to the public. This essay is about how transparency might seem very appealing but can also lead to bad things. It explores various negative causes of transparency and brings up examples in which this occurred in other countries. Government transparency isn’t always good. It can cause economic bubbles, release of private information and that a bad analysis of released information without a context can cause a misinterpretation of the data. Overall, the issue at hand is whether or not transparency is good and although most people only think of the good side, this essay presents the negative side of this idealist view that money would love to see in action. Sometimes, it is better to not know something than to try to learn bits of information about everything and to not know anything in the end.

Comments

I found interesting that you wrote on the transparency in Canadian government because it is a subject that we don’t often hear about. I would like to read your essay to learn more about it, because I don’t really know much about the subject. I agree with you on the fact that transparency can be appealing but can also lead to bad things. You also talked about the transparency in other countries which can also be relevant as if we talk about the government as a whole and how it works in other countries. Even if I found it interesting, I cannot say that I understand everything you wrote, because there are no comparison between the good side and the bad side, as you were saying in your thesis statement. You wrote examples of the bad side of it which were good examples we understand why the transparency can have a bad side.

As someone who don’t know much about the subject, it is hard to give my opinion on it. By classifying that everyone think that transparency in Canadian government is good. I can enter myself in that group of person. By generalizing this idea, we don’t know what you want to mean by the good side because there are no evidence of what you know on what is the good side of the transparency in Canadian government. You do not provide examples, so I don’t know where to classify myself so I decided to go with the majority. I think that transparency in Canadian government is good. But I also think that we class ourselves in the two sides there are good and bad consequences to both of the sides. That is why I’m confuse maybe you can say that there is a bad side by do not compare the two sides. At the end you are saying that maybe we should not know about something because our information can be false. I think it is important to know about information from the government maybe it can be not the good information but at least we know a little bit where we situate ourselves politically talking. If this is the good side of the transparency as my own definition I class myself as one who think that transparency is good and that we need it in Canadian government.

Here is the website I relied on to make my comment.
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=771499

I found interesting that you wrote on the transparency in Canadian government because it is a subject that we don’t often hear about. I would like to read your essay to learn more about it, because I don’t really know much about the subject. I agree with you on the fact that transparency can be appealing but can also lead to bad things. You also talked about the transparency in other countries which can also be relevant as if we talk about the government as a whole and how it works in other countries. Even if I found it interesting, I cannot say that I understand everything you wrote, because there are no comparison between the good side and the bad side, as you were saying in your thesis statement. You wrote examples of the bad side of it which were good examples we understand why the transparency can have a bad side.

As someone who don’t know much about the subject, it is hard to give my opinion on it. By classifying that everyone think that transparency in Canadian government is good. I can enter myself in that group of person. By generalizing this idea, we don’t know what you want to mean by the good side because there are no evidence of what you know on what is the good side of the transparency in Canadian government. You do not provide examples, so I don’t know where to classify myself so I decided to go with the majority. I think that transparency in Canadian government is good. But I also think that we class ourselves in the two sides there are good and bad consequences to both of the sides. That is why I’m confuse maybe you can say that there is a bad side by do not compare the two sides. At the end you are saying that maybe we should not know about something because our information can be false. I think it is important to know about information from the government maybe it can be not the good information but at least we know a little bit where we situate ourselves politically talking. If this is the good side of the transparency as my own definition I class myself as one who think that transparency is good and that we need it in Canadian government.

Here is the website I relied on to make my comment.
http://news.gc.ca/web/article-eng.do?nid=771499

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