Via Paul Krugman, I’m led to this WaPo piece about the imminent demise of the Statistical Abstract of the United States, which is an invaluable resource for all manner of at-a-glance data. Regardless of one’s ideology or political leanings, I think we can all agree that more information is better, less information not as good, and the Abstract is a veritable treasure trove. This decision should not stand. A grassroots effort is needed here to petition the powers that be. Also, let them hear from you at the Census Bureau: ACSD.US.Data(AT)census.gov. Thanks.
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