Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Find Your County's Stimulus Statistics

As part of its mission to follow the money being handed out by the new American administration, ProPublica has published a fascinating interactive chart of money from the federal government's stimulus program to each county in America.

It's easily possible to compare the total number of dollars to your state and then your county and others, along with quick population comparisons. It is also useful and informative to see the unemployment rate for each county, and how much each person has been given so far.

It's also possible to see grant amounts given for different purposes. Let's hope that readers realize that they haven't the information or the perspective to understand and judge the reasons for the grant allocations or competing sources of money for various institutions.

Makes fascinating reading here, and it's easy to check quickly.

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