Brookings Institute Paper Debunks Four Myths Used by Transparency Critics

Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings: “From political polarization to a failure of leadership to weak campaign finance laws, there are a number of perceived reasons as to why Congress fails to do its job. But a growing chorus of political commentators, and even some prominent political scientists, now point to long-established transparency and accountability norms as impediments to getting things done on Capitol Hill.”

“Myth 1: Transparency kills deal-making in Congress”

“Myth 2: Executive branch transparency impairs government functioning”

“Myth 3: ‘Honest graft’ will get government working again”

“Myth 4: Transparency just helps lobbyists”

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