Sunshine on government helps with the various rots and ergots that can form here and there — and do form with great frequency.
Ryan Beckwith has a great idea: let’s make government activities Googlable. This should be a matter of principle, he suggests, because in the Internet Age, sunlight can be filtered by monstrous pdfs and other transparency killers. His principle: "Allow direct linking on complex legislation."
Beckwith has asked for more principles to help make government more accountable. The comments are wide open. (I know you conservative-types don’t like to comment, but here’s your chance to spread a lil sunshine.)
(Update: Bobby Jindal’s doing it in Louisiana.)