With much angst, Great Britain is moving toward a national identification card for its citizens. It’s an idea that has a lot of merit in this country for citizens and for business.

The anguished cries I hear in response to that proposal are friends on the left and right saying, “It’s an outrage. It’s an invasion of privacy.” But as Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems is loosely quoted as saying, “There is no privacy. Get used to it.”

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