Thursday, August 26, 2010

Conservative think tank has greater financial transparency than EFF

Despite a board of directors that includes prominent (but aging) revolutionaries, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a San Francisco-based non-profit organization founded in 1990 that defends the digital rights of consumers and “continues to confront cutting-edge issues,” definitely will not be winning any Best Practices awards for financial disclosure and transparency (D&T) in the near future. Here is EFF’s digital commitment to D&T, as posted on its website:

2008-2009 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

Contrast that with these documents, all posted on the website of the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based research and educational institution whose mission is “to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense”:

2009 Annual Report

2008 Annual Report

2007 Annual Report

2006 Annual Report

2005 Annual Report

2004 Annual Report

2003 Annual Report

2002 Annual Report

2008 Audited Financial Statements

2007 Audited Financial Statements

2006 Audited Financial Statements

Never thought the Heritage Foundation would be considered more progressive than the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Learn something new every day, eh Monarch.


Joost Schuur said...

I think you should keep it classy and stick to your niche of Mars literature on this blog. Avoid the temptation of using it as a platform, just because you already have an audience here.

Sure, you can write what you want on your own site, but why not let your expertise stand on its own and transcend your other leanings that might not be shared by all of your readers and turn them off?

Not everything needs to be politicized, and opposites of the spectrum ought to be able to find common grounds here and bond over an unrelated hobby and passion, without being reminded of things that set them apart elsewhere.

Paul said...

Joost, thanks for your input, but I'm the decider.