NY Times: Take $787 Billion. Now Show Where It’s Going.
I was quoted yesterday in this NY Times article about Edward Tufte joining the RAT Board:
Jerry Brito, a senior research fellow at George Mason University, has been monitoring the stimulus at his site, stimuluswatch.org.
“What we want is the raw data. We don’t need a beautiful site,” Mr. Brito said.
In fact, he says that recovery.gov is too flashy and too crowded, and uses maps too much instead of simple tables. “Tufte can do a lot of good here,” he said. “There is a lot of low-hanging fruit.”