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.