If I solve a problem out in the open, for anyone to see, the problem is solved forever.
If I solve a problem within a confined corporate environment, the problem is only solved for a short period of time.
A corporate veil, like a cell wall, ensures the inner workings are separated from the rest of the world so something unique can happen on the inside.
Solving problems within the corporate veil helps unique things happen inside.
One way to make unique things happen is if there is an uneven gradient of solutions to problems.
Prosperity traditionally follows from the homogenization of some aspect of the solution gradient.
Where does history explain the consequences of the extremes (all secret, all open)? Where does history explain the consequences of the homogenization of the solution gradient?