Op-Ed by Adam Andrzejewski (YL '12) featured in Wall Street Journal

May 31, 2013 11:09 AM

"With the United States drowning in runaway spending and debt now nearing $17 trillion, Americans might like to know where Uncle Sam is stashing their cash. Now they can. As long as you have the Web or a smartphone, you can track federal spending down to your own neighborhood. Be prepared, though, because the results aren't pretty.

If you download the app and put in your ZIP Code, what "essential" spending will you find in your town and state? With 12 years of contracts, farm subsidies, grants, loans, insurance and direct payments, it's nearly certain you'll find some local business, citizen or organization receiving a piece of the federal pie... "

Read the full piece here. You can learn more about the app and how to track federal spending using your ZIP code by visiting www.OpenTheBooks.com.