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Friday
Jan282011

Transparency and the Banality of Elitism

It's hard to support the argument that elitism has a beneficial impact on society, infact unequal wealth and knowledge distribution is an indicator for less developed societies. On the other hand elitism is widely admired, most aspire to have an elitist education or be part of an elite in some ways. Transparency (and sharing) is indeed a threat which was highlighted by an Article "Is TED the new Harward?" by Fastcompany, describing the power of sharing ideas or information and the difficulties it poses to Elite Universities or gatherings like WEF Davos. Political elites are challenged across the world enabled by social media and real-time updates. Wikileaks moral premise for posting secret documents is the idea of fighting elites through transparency. Transparency reduces everything to the substance - and sometimes it's banality.

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