Oneadvantage of living in a democratic country is the multiplicity of information sources openly available. Those who believe in a more authoritarian or bureaucratic form of government can point to the economic waste of having so many lines of communication which often overlap, are sometimes even contradictory and, moreover, lack the authority of the state. The business world does not accept this view. It requires great flexibility in its supply of information. It needs to examine a problem from every possible angle and be given the opportunity to select and evaluate information, particularly in that very wide area where it is difficult to distinguish between facts and opinions.
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