“Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.”
That line from Otto von Bismark has been repeated to the point of cliché, but it rarely hast it felt more relevant than in the past few months – and the last few days in particular.
Von Bismark lived in the 19th Century. Here in the 21st century, we inhabit an age of increased transparency, with open data, social media and a 24/7 news cycle.
Those elements, combined with a growing distrust of institutions, has led to ever more people demanding to see how the sausages are made.
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