Increasing the transparency of government is necessary but not sufficient. Transparency without accountability is worthless, and merely provides a window into inefficiency (and criminal activity) without ending it. What policy impediments to accountability in government currently exist? The refusal to make investigating and prosecuting all criminal activity--including most notably war crimes--a top priority. Of all perpetrators. On every level. What performance measures are necessary to determine the effectiveness of open government policies? Prosecutions.
Idea No. 128