Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Something admirable from the Obama Admin

As a very small government advocate, it's pretty predictable that I'm not going to be happy with the present administration most days. It's nice, however, when I can occasionally break trend.

Executive Order 13462, signed this spring, sets the standard for federal government data to default to public and machine readable. That's a pretty good step towards 21st century government.

Both liberals and conservatives believe that reality favors their ideology but up to now, nobody's let loose enough data to get unambiguous comparisons. That's only going to happen when you have enough experiments, enough trials to pick out a clear trend. Here's to figuring out what's really going on.