‘In these tough economic times, the government must buy smarter,’ said Vivek Kundra, the US federal chief information officer, as he unveiled the Obama administration’s new government storefront for cloud computing applications and services.
It’s not ok for the government here to blame it’s lack of ambitious policy initiatives on the recession. What Obama is showing is that even when times are tough (and perhaps sometimes *because* they are) new ideas and bold re-imaginings can be made to stick. The Green New Deal was one. Here’s another. Progressive ideas that make economic sense. Shame all we get is a cycleway, container prisions and more redundancies.