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Mar 14

What if the Answers Don't Add Up?  Transparency and Government Data

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Van Andel Center

Patrick Henry said it best in observing that "the liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." This has never been more true than today as government grows ever bigger, more costly and intrusive. Many official decisions and transactions are based on data collected and analyzed by government, but much of that same data is kept from the public, thus preventing independent analyses of government decision-making. Join us as our distinguished guests examine the consequences of keeping government data behind closed doors.

More About the Speakers

On Education Data:
Dr. Kirk Johnson
Senior Policy Analyst,
Center for Data Analysis,
The Heritage Foundation

On Social Science Data:
Dr. Heather Boushey
Economist,
The Center for Economic and Policy Research

On Crime Data:
Dr. David Mulhausen
Senior Policy Analyst,
Center for Data Analysis,
The Heritage Foundation