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Dan Phiffer Dan Phiffer is an Internet enthusiast based in Troy, NY

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I’ve collected some images that were circulating on Mlkshk recently, based on a Tweet by Brett O’Connor.

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When Is Transparency Useful?www.aaronsw.com

Aaron Swartz is skeptical of politicians who trumpet “transparency” as the solution to government corruption.

When you create a regulatory agency, you put together a group of people whose job is to solve some problem. They’re given the power to investigate who’s breaking the law and the authority to punish them. Transparency, on the other hand, simply shifts the work from the government to the average citizen, who has neither the time nor the ability to investigate these questions in any detail, let alone do anything about it. It’s a farce: a way for Congress to look like it has done something on some pressing issue without actually endangering its corporate sponsors.

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