A cure for economic bad news

The Bush administration has come up with a cure for all the economic bad news: make it harder to find.

Citing “budgetary constraints,” the government is shutting down economicindicators.gov, a site that aggregated all of the various economic reports into a handy spot that puts it all in context.

This is the site Forbes Magazine awarded with its “Best of the Web” award, saying…

The site simply links to the relevant department’s Web site. This might not seem like a big deal, but doing it yourself–say, trying to find retail sales data on the Census Bureau’s site–is such an exercise in futility that it will convince you why this portal is necessary. Site may soon offer data delivery to wireless devices.

Conspiracy theorists are at the ready.

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