D.C.’S Iron Curtain of Secrecy Endangers the Economy and Everything Else

by James Bovard
The American Institute for Economic Research

The Trump administration is threatening to sue John Bolton for unauthorized disclosures in his new book dishing dirt on Trump from their private discussions when Bolton was National Security Advisor. Bolton, who has a long history as a slippery warmongering fanatic, signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement and the Trump administration claims he violates it. The uproar around Bolton’s book should awaken Americans to the Iron Curtain around the federal government, shrouding everything from economic policy to the furtive plans for toppling foreign regimes.

The federal government is creating trillions of pages of new secrets every year. The total number of new secrets each year is equivalent to “20 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with double-spaced text on paper,” the Washington Post reported.

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