Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Flashback: "We Win"

I was checking through the archives this evening and I came across this headline:

There Goes the Sun

I ranted then about the government's decision to shut down a key website that provides useful economic data. Apparently, the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESB) could not set aside a few bucks for a web page. Come on. We're only $9.4 trillion in debt.

The good news is that this is how democracy is supposed to work. I checked ESB's page today and saw this on the front page:

ESA initially planned to discontinue the service due to cost concerns but given the feedback ESA received, the decision has been made to continue the site and improve its functionality.
Score one for open records.


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