You Pay for This Research. Why Can't You See It?

— That’s the title of this post in Wired’s “27B Stroke 6” blog. The Library of Congress runs a think tank, the Congressional Research Service, which spends $100 million of taxpayer money a year to write reports only Congress is allowed to see.

Lobbyists are trying to change that, and senators McCain and Leahy agree.

“The Library of Congress is a national treasure. The public deserves ready access to the reports it prepares for Congress, and easy online retrieval is the obvious answer,” Leahy said.

And once we get access to these reports, let’s talk about the rest of the research we fund.

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