July 2008
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Improving Government Transparency Online

Friday, July 18, 2008

Democracy is founded on the principle that the moral authority

of government derives from the consent of the governed.


That consent is not particularly meaningful, however,

unless it is informed.When government makes decisions in

secret, opportunity for corruption increases and governments accountability


to the people decreases.This is why we strive for transparency in

government.When official meetings are open to citizens and the press,

when government finances are open to public scrutin

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