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Democracies Need to Collet Data to Work Properly: The US isn’t doing a Good Job

A government of by the people and for the people can’t function very well if you don’t know who those people are. Indeed, that’s why public data are foundational to our democratic system: in order to distribute resources and understand how to serve the public, elected officials have to understand the composition of the body politic. All nations collect data on their citizens in some way in order to do this. 

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