Monday, May 25, 2009

Assorted about budgets and transparency

Budget 2009: Lets Assume we have a Candle Opener (Australia)

OMB reveals transparency roadmap
The White House wants to make about 240,000 different sets of data available to the public over the next month. It took the first step Thursday by launching its web site with 46 sets of data in 13 areas from 26 agencies.

New Zealand budget 2009: Downgrade alert?

Is Australia's Treasury independent?

The setting for the budget speech- India

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Transparency is the new buzz word for everything economic and political. However, transparency can be deceiving, similiar to the mustard jar in the icebox, right there in front of you, and you can't see it. A decade or more ago the old buzz words were "proactive" and "reactive" in explaining anything in terms of politics and economics. Those two words have fallen off the lexicon radar screen as fast as the budget surpluses disappeared. Be careful of the word transparency. It is as deceptive as much as what it is trying to verbally describe: now you see it, now you don't!

Danny L. McDaniel
Lafayette, Indiana