Posts Tagged: XBRL

A manifesto for liberating data

My book, “Data Dynamite: how liberating information will transform our world,” is in print! Because I argue in the book that liberating data can have the same transformative effect that Martin Luther had translating the Bible into vernacular German and printing it instead of copying it, I ended the book with my variation on Luther’s… Read more »

BP oil spill calls for a win-win Regulation 3.0 approach

I’m going to be submitting this as an op-ed later today. Any comments would be gratefully appreciated! The Off-shore Oil Crisis Demands a Switch to Win-Win Regulation 3.0 Strategy by W. David Stephenson The Obama Administration’s proposal to make the off-shore oil drilling safety program independent of the Minerals Management Service doesn’t address a more… Read more »

On April 15th, think of TurboTax as model for local government’s Recovery.gov reports (& federal reporting in general

This ran yesterday in TechPresident. Since then I’ve gotten a number of favorable responses, including several that suggested the government should actually consider having Intuit design the site. As I thought more about it, it seems to me that this approach — of a process in which muncipalities and states wouldn’t have to make any… Read more »

Making Recovery.gov first step toward smart regulation

(This post appeared originally in the Huffington Post, Feb. 23, 2009. Reprinted with permission) The Obama Administration created Recovery.gov as a critical stimulus component, taking a “don’t trust us, track us” approach to assure funds are distributed quickly and fairly and “recipients and uses of all recovery funds are transparent.” It will also provide clues… Read more »