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Transparency as Economic Stimulus

February 18, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

Interesting thoughts from Evan Ratcliff at Wired on how open government data (i.e. Recovery.gov in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) can have a stimulative effect on the economy.

It follows that the more governments adhere to open data principles, the more stimulative transparency will be.

(h/t Ellen Miller)

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Anonymous 02/20/2009 9:52am

Recovery.gov is only partway there are it pertains to transparency. The effort is great but they need to do more than present summary charts, they need to put all the data online and improve their visualizations. See our blog on recreating the charts on recovery.gov here:
http://www.tableausoftware.com/blog/viz-police%3A-improving-digital-democracy

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