Governments can do things at scale, especially things that tie into our shared understanding of life and society. For example, any entity with resources and a wide theater of activity can collect large and important data sets — but it’s generally only the government that releases the data for the rest of us to see, analyze, and build on. In a world where increases in inequality run parallel to increases in technical capabilities, open government data can be an invaluable resource.

The data set that I’ve used most often in the past few years comes from the National Science Foundation…

David D. LaCroix

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