There are good reasons for young kids to want to go to the best school possible, but careerism is not one of them.
Michael O. Church
Tim H. said…
Just guessing, the new tax bill will not imperil the jobs of accountants, can’t let the riff-raff get out of hand…
The reason why people will always have a hard time believing in the idea of reciprocity in transparency is that it that knowing the elite’s misbehavior is completely useless unless you have some way to punish them. Or to put it in this little dialogue:
Elite: I can know everything about you, peon, including your treasonous thoughts.
Peon: I also know everything about you, including your treasonous actions.
Elite: That’s cute. I also have a death squad. What you gonna do about it, insect ?
Peon: Oh… Forgot about the death squad.
Without some way for mister peon to counter act the traditional strengths of elites, ie: money, power, lackeys, brute force, he is going to be very reticent to give up his one advantage of stealth.
“For information to be free, the coordinates of the information must be free.”—James Alexander Levy