Instapundit: Don't Fear the Leaker!


Great, must-read paper by Glenn Reynolds about creating a culture of "ethical whistleblowing."


Leaks are inevitable. So, it seems, is a government too large and complex to be overseen properly by either the President or Congress. Rather than trying to overcome either of these problems by main force, perhaps it makes sense to address one of these phenomena via the other. While top-down oversight will never be sufficient to do the job, empowering the "little people" of government to blow the whistle on illegalities is likely to limit the worst excesses.

Read the whole thing here.

Previously from Instapundit on same theme.

One of the footnotes mentions Reason's interview with former NSA employer William Binney, a.k.a. "Edward Snowden 1.0." Check out the transcript here and watch the vid below: