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Pols with something to hide would naturally excuse themselves from power and surveillance - which doesn't seem like a loss to me.

So anyone who isn't completely dull in their private life would opt out?

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 12:43:18 PM EST
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I'm not suggesting 24 hour surveillance with headcams.

But people who can't keep it zipped tend to come to a sticky end in politics anyway - it just takes the press longer to catch on, once they make a few enemies who can afford private detectives.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Dec 3rd, 2010 at 01:16:44 PM EST
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How do you prevent people meeting after hours to hash out an agreement which then they go through the kabuki of putting together "properly" when on the job, including the preparatory meetings for a summit?

Of all the ways of organizing banking, the worst is the one we have today — Mervyn King, 25 October 2010
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Dec 4th, 2010 at 04:20:17 AM EST
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