. With more information easily accessible, what are the challenges to achieving
effective transparency by governments and nonprofit organizations?
. Consider the perspective that today’s high levels of transparency are at least partially responsible for degraded policy making because elected officials have less freedom
to make compromises through back-room deals. Is this perspective credible? And if so,
where is the balance between the fundamental merits of openness and the need to get
. Identify and describe an instance, either from personal experience or from news
accounts, where government or nonprofit transparency changed your perception of an
Was the resulting change positive or negative?