Berto Jongman: WikiLeaks EndGame – Open Governance or a Costly Secrecy Tax

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Berto Jongman
Berto Jongman

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“The idea is, ‘If we can prevent them from having secrets, they have to operate very differently.’”

“Organizations have two choices (1) reduce their levels of abuse or dishonesty or (2) pay a heavy ‘secrecy tax’ in order to engage in inefficient but secretive processes,” the spokesperson writes. “As organizations are usually in some form of competitive equilibrium this means that, in the face of WikiLeaks, organizations that are honest will, on average, grow, while those that are dishonest and unjust will decline.”