On Thu, 2014-04-17 at 14:39 -0500, John Hasler wrote:
. . .
> I keep information secret when revealing it might harm me. I make no
> deliberate effort to keep stuff secret just to prevent it from
> benefiting someone else.
Of course, that requires the ability to discern when some information
might be harmful. Take for example current controversies over services
like Amazon and Google and the "filter bubble": Do you consider it
harmful for them to tailor your experience to their estimate of what you
want? Should the fact that I browsed over Marx' "Das Kapital" mean that
subsequent searches for Economics and Social Philosophy will bury
"Socialism" by von Mises so deep I won't see it? Some think it nifty
while it scares the hell out of others.