Why Free Speech Is Vital to Social Accountability and Consumer Opportunity
By Daniel B. Klein
This article appeared in the Winter 2000/01 issue of The Independent Review.
Widely criticized by consumer groups, the misunderstood credit bureau has helped consumers by fostering trust between strangers. Privacy advocates should note that credit bureaus promote social accountability far more discretely than do the media and the legal system.
Daniel B. Klein is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor of Economics at George Mason University.
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