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Megan McArdle

Why Obama's 'IPod Presidency' Was Doomed

The CFPB is doing a good thing by taking a radical approach. But it can only do that because it’s a brand-new agency. 

My colleague Ezra Klein has an excellent article in Bloomberg Businessweek about technology in government and why it has so many problems. He contrasts the performance of the Obamacare websites with what's going on at one particular agency:

I think this is absolutely right, but it's for exactly that reason that I think the quest to create an "iPod presidency" was always doomed.