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Read the debate over at Tactical Philanthropy, on the following question: Clarity in charity – good or bad? (My wording.)

It reminds me of when I used to read really old arguments for democracy and free speech (I’m talking about Locke, John Stuart Mill, etc.) and think, “Huh, there were people who disagreed with this stuff?” That’s what the above debate will look like 100 years from now. People will read it and go “Wow, look at those crazy people saying there are ‘pros and cons’ to transparency. Is this real? Did people really think that?”