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Steve Ballmer Unveils USAFacts

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Steve Ballmer has unveiled USAFacts. Andrew Ross Sorkin, writing for The New York Times:

    On Tuesday, Mr. Ballmer plans to make public a database and a report that he and a small army of economists, professors and other professionals have been assembling as part of a stealth start-up over the last three years called USAFacts. The database is perhaps the first nonpartisan effort to create a fully integrated look at revenue and spending across federal, state and local governments.

    Want to know how many police officers are employed in various parts of the country and compare that against crime rates? Want to know how much revenue is brought in from parking tickets and the cost to collect? Want to know what percentage of Americans suffer from diagnosed depression and how much the government spends on it? That’s in there. You can slice the numbers in all sorts of ways.

  2. rxbandit89

    probably over-caffeinated. Supporter

    I really want to see him pitch this in a commercial modeled after the old Windows XP one. "ALL! IN! ONE! PLACE!"
    aoftbsten and Jason Tate like this.
  3. aoftbsten

    Trusted Supporter

    This is a really cool project. Ballmer seems like a solid guy. VAST improvement over the previous Clippers ownership.
  4. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    I am behind this idea.

    Will explore this site when I get more downtime.
  5. Dirty Sanchez

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Always loved this video: