Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Some residents of Union, Maine have set up a website to help citizens keep track of what's going on in their town's government. Much of the initial motivation to develop the site seems to have been tied to controversy over the merger of the town's fire department and emergency medical services. As a libertarian, I'd be in favor of leaving both to the private sector, which would surely frighten both sides of the issue in Union. But the great thing about this site is that it aims to shine light into the decision-making processes going on in Union. The internet shows again that it's a powerful force for leveling the playing field between citizens and their government.

And these guys have set up a forum where totally anonymous posting is allowed! Talk about Wild West Web!



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