Socio-Economics History Blog

  • Published on Oct 9, 2014
    Australia’s The Canberra Times just ran an article called “Government secrecy cannot disinfect, or hide, dirty laundry.” It focuses on how governments keep information secret from the press and consequently, the public, and how that can generally suck. In the article, Jack Waterford writes about how he sat in a two-hour seminar where an ex-NSA chief talked at length about how much he was against government secrecy, and in the course of the seminar, he admitted that the government practice of keeping secrets is often used to cover up blame or hide hypocrisy. The Resident. discusses.

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