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How much is a secret worth?

Eliza Mills Feb 20, 2015
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How much is a secret worth?

Eliza Mills Feb 20, 2015
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This week on the show, we’ve heard stories of side businesses and workarounds, secrets of sorts that impact the economy or our personal finances.

But what about the business of secrets? How much is a secret worth, in dollars?

We decided to find out, from someone whose business is in unveiling government secrets.

MuckRock is an organization that charges people — journalists, researchers, citizens — to file information requests. They use the Freedom of Information Act — FOIA — to obtain documents and data from the government.

MuckRock files thousands of requests…right now, they’re looking into the CIA.

Marketplace Weekend spoke to Michael Morisy, co-founder of MuckRock and Knight fellow at Stanford, about the process of uncovering information.

To hear the whole story, tune in to the audio player above. 

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