why electronic transactions are superior to cash for the world’s poor and…
Brian Patrick Cork: this article has been in the back of my head for awhile. for people like Bill Gates that are actually “outside” the system of most mortals, it might make sense. in any event, there are the “unbanked”, and also the “uncredited”. both might find electronic transactions helpful along with programs like www.eCredable.com. the latter, in particular, can help people buy homes. that said, why would most people find “transparency” and “Financial Inclusion” useful unless “Security” meant Laissez Faire?
so… if we take this line-of-thinking, should transparency go both ways between a people and it’s government, or a government and it’s people? by the way… I do think there is a difference depending on how you say it.
consider this Beth Nockeck video on TED:
How can our data strengthen our democracies? In her work, Beth Noveck explores what “opengov” really means–not just freeing data from databases, but creating meaningful ways for citizens to collaborate with their governments.
is is evolution, or revolution?
I’m thinking Thomas Jefferson would have held Ms. Noveck in favorable light.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork