Cool Map: Emissions worldwide

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From the Center for Public Integrity comes this interactive map showing greenhouse gas emissions from many of the world’s largest economies. Lots of data is packed into this simple interface, and the map itself is blessedly clear. Note, though, that … Continued

Marijuana math

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In a New York Times op-ed back in May, Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie pondered the fiscal consequences of legalizing “victimless” crimes such as prostitution, gambling and drugs: [Here’s a way to] help the federal and state governments fill their coffers: … Continued

A National Data Agency?

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Over at Eager Eyes, Robert Kosara has a suggestion for the Obama Administration. He points out that making the government’s raw data available to the public could enhance governmental transparency* and lead to some new ways of looking at the … Continued