Scientific knowledge is like any other area of specialized knowledge: the average person is rationally ignorant and will use ideology and rules-of-thumb, rather than the expert knowledge that they do not possess, to guide their behavior.
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Conservatives, liberals, and libertarians have made common cause in the open government movement, each for different reasons. Libertarians believer that transparency will lead to limited government because the more people see the reality of their government, the more they will conclude that it’s too expensive and it does not work. That’s probably wrong.