Glare One idea in the debate over campaign finance reform is for candidates to release a full, immediate disclosure of finances. This would eliminate the need for donation limits and spending caps---and would let citizens see a full accountancy of politically-oriented funds. Commentator David Shenk says this sounds like a good idea...but it has its flaws. Disclosure is never a guarenteed solution---and as our information supply increases, our limited attention becomes more and more in demand. With so much information, we run the risk of being confronted by "data glare" --too much to see, and no time to focus on any of it.
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One idea in the debate over campaign finance reform is for candidates to release a full, immediate disclosure of finances. This would eliminate the need for donation limits and spending caps—-and would let citizens see a full accountancy of politically-oriented funds. Commentator David Shenk says this sounds like a good idea...but it has its flaws. Disclosure is never a guarenteed solution—-and as our information supply increases, our limited attention becomes more and more in demand. With so much information, we run the risk of being confronted by "data glare" —too much to see, and no time to focus on any of it.