understanding and responding effectively to the challenge of assuring the health and social and economic wellbeing of people. Administrative data, routinely collected and carefully used, has the potential to drive research that improves lives. We wish to grasp this opportunity.” uk government
is power; ability to control the narrative even more. ‣ “a database of folly”, aaron swartz: change won’t happen automagically. ‣ “seeing like a geek”, tom slee: open data co-opted by private interests. ‣ “Against transparency”, lawrence lessig: a cynical backslash? actual reforms needed
being named, measured, given shape, made specific, it either fails to take on the character of news, or it is subject to the accidents and prejudices of observation. Therefore, on the whole, the quality of the news about modern society is an index of its social organization.”, walter lippmann.