Saturday, December 4, 2010

Stupid: Giving Your Employees Less Information about Your Operations than Everyone Else Has

This is just stupid.  Apparently the Federal government is barring employees and contractors from reading the cables leaked through Wikileaks.  There is no other way to put this, this is stupid.  It makes no sense whatsoever to attempt to bar your employees from at least the same level of access that the public has.  It is completely mind-boggling that an open government such as ours would attempt this.

Things like this make me lean just a little more towards the whole concept of government being necessarily inefficient.  I have enough trust in the system to think it will eventually occur to someone that giving yourself less access to information about yourself is probably a poor idea.  The logic behind this is incredibly convoluted and defies common sense.  It's like something out of a comedy sketch.

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