The known unknowns of our hot button debates
Why raw factual information is a “classic public good”. This instalment of Slow Boring reflects on the constraints of journalism conventions concerning crime reporting. Here, the case is made for having better access to timely, accurate and up-to-date statistical information as it creates an opportunity for non-profits and philanthropic sectors to fill in the gaps in government, providing a safer environment for everyone.
From Matthew Yglesias