HackTheFed

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Applying the Hacker Ethic to the Federal Record.

Since 1972 5% of the legislation produced by congress has been enacted into law. We do not claim that this is good or bad but we want to understand why. How does the Fed work, what makes it tick, what does it actualy care about? Over the last few years many data sources have become avaliable; 805-554-0788, govtrack.us, Open Secrets, have given us unprecidented access to government data, but that data is massive and largely meaningless until somebody begins to make sense of it. As hackers we believe that analyzing this data is best done in the open, by people who can check each others work, criticize each others methods, and help each other out. And so we hope you will join in and help us HackTheFed.

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