Stimulus Watch

Last year my journal published a paper by Jerry Brito, arguing for greater government transparency through web-based data sharing, mashing, etc. Jerry is putting some of that in practice with his Stimulus Watch project, which uses a data set from the US Conference of Mayors to allow individuals to review and discuss various ‘shovel ready’ projects. I haven’t had time to really review the project in much depth, but it seems like an interesting stab at distributing some important (potentially too difficult?) problems and may be worth checking out for open/distributed government types.