Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Shop Talk on Privacy of Public officials

On Shoptalk today, they discussed whether public employees evaluations such as the evaluation of teachers as well as there tax returns should be made public. (The Illinois State House and Senate passed alaw that would stop the public from reading evaluations of individual employees.) In the 1800's, all tax returns were public record. And, at a minimum, should candidates for governor be forced to disclose their tax returns.

Of course for sortion-based taxation, there would be less privacy for the taxpayers. Of course, if wages were variable for governmetn work, determined by sortition jury, there would be less privacy for the government worker.

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