Liberty Crier-> Spendopedia: Federal Waste Collection Site Opens On InternetSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 13:34
Has government waste become so bad that we need an encyclopedia to keep track? One watchdog group seems to think so and has started a publicly edited, crowdsourced website that compiles cases of fiscal abuse, modeled after the popular site Wikipedia.
Spendopedia, launched this month, is an attempt to organize examples of fiscal waste into a central, easily searchable database.
“Too often, information about wasteful spending pops in a news story or blog post, and then disappears into the black hole of the Internet,” said Joe Mansour, who dreamed up the project. “Our goal for Spendopedia was to create a Wikipedia-style resource for citizens to learn more about how their hard-earned tax dollars are being spent.”