Mapping Government Information Flows
We could take some inspiration from this video of scientists pouring liquid concrete into an ant hill in order to preserve its structure for study. What could we “pour” into the government in order to create a representation of the structure of bureaucracy and information flows inside? If doctors use radioactive dye to trace blood flow in the body, shouldn’t we be thinking of some simple ways to tag data going into the system and learn about how data (and dollars) flow? Shouldn’t this be possible for the TARP, Stimulus Package, and other government spending?