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Submitted by Phyllis Pomerantz on

Just wanted to say thank you to Shanta, Jishnu, and Junaid. This blog is just excellent. This exchange is a critical one for the students in my governance class. There seems to be an overemphasis on transparency these days as if it alone will solve the problem of ineffective government. I am amused that whether it's cash transfers, education, information or ______[fill in the blank], and despite all evidence to the contrary, people are still looking for the "silver bullet". Jishnu's comments on when you use what are so useful as a counterpoint to that.