Define “Transparency”

When you think about the word “transparency,” you probably think about things like openness, honesty, accountability, or integrity. In an ideal world, those descriptors would be accurate. Today, however, amid calls for nonprofits like the Alabama Policy Institute to disclose our donors to the IRS, transparency has come to take on another meaning.

In this video by PragerU, David French—Senior Writer for the National Review—discusses the importance of transparency in government and privacy for individuals.

French concludes, “While government transparency is an obligation, privacy is an individual right, protected by the First Amendment.”