Public error correction
Public error correction refers to situations where decisionmaker errors are discovered and corrected by open public discussion.
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- Transparency is a policy which allows and encourages public error correction.
The following is a list of cases where public error correction has taken place and allowed problems to be solved rather than ignored or subjected to arbirtrary (over)reaction.
- slavery; legal exclusion of "minorities"; legal exclusion of women
- the Antarctic ozone hole
- Wikipedia: The Wisdom of Crowds