Italy goes radicaly transparent – for 24hours
In a lavish vaffanculo, the outgoing Italian government has launched a web site listing the tax declarations of every citizen in the land.
The tax authority’s website was inundated by people curious to know how much their neighbours, celebrities or sports stars were making.
Unfortunately, some up-tight privacy group had it shut down before I had a chance to dip in.
Now before you roll your eyes, think. Your supermarket knows how much you earn. Your bank manager knows how much you earn. Isn’t taking the veil off, and letting your neighboors see it all, a small price to pay for knowing back?
Knowledge is power. If we can’t lock the man from knowing all about us, the only way to balance the field is to have everything out in the open.