Mike Lorrey <email@example.com> quoted me:
> All this could be done privately, with no need for extensive
> governmental intrusion. Persons who have something to hide would not
> become my neighbors, business associates, or friends, without me being
> aware of it and freely consenting to it. It would be based on
> voluntary decisions of all involved and would greatly expand the scope
> of possible social arrangements, just like the development of
> reporting agencies (e.g. Experian and the MIB) allowed the existence
> of modern credit and insurance industries.
Just how do you expect this to occur privately?
### For example a homeowners' association could request C-carding all
applicants, and deny membership to those who refuse or fail. A small
business owner (e.g. a security firm) could demand it of all employees.
Those who have something to hide could initially find other employers or
neighborhoods, until the truthfinding practice became universally adopted
for its enormous economic benefits to both the employer and the employees
(who could choose certifiably honest bosses rather than corrupt ones). As
long as the state would not ban it to protect those with things to hide, the
system would grow on its own, just like insurance industry.
> I am looking forward to a future of (almost) total transparency, with
> all of us knowing all there is to know about everybody, including
> those in power.
> And, be the way, MIB is Medical Information Bureau.
And the 'Clean Card' is the "Cattle Card"
#### Should I say "MOOOO"?
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