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Is there a constructive alternative to Wikileaks?
I'm concerned that the strategy of Wikileaks seems to be one of "taking the bastards down" - ie destroying a system that he thinks doesn't work - without attempting to fix anything or provide alternatives.
Is there any way to push organisations or systems to evolve in more constructive directions, instead of just surrendering to mayhem?
I ask because I've just read a story about a soldier who discovered that the British Army is paying 33x the going price for lightbulbs, and responded by passing a copy of the invoice to a newspaper. Surely there must be some mechanism that would enable someone in this position to try and solve the problem before reporting it to the media.
There may be occasions when something untoward is being covered up and needs to be put under the microscope. There are also times when pointing out a failure may actually be welcomed - especially when incompetence and inefficiency are to blame and someone further up the food chain actually wants to do something about it.