mybecq writes: What would happen if each government agency was required to publicly account for every dollar that they sent or received, and make that available online at a central location? That is the desired outcome of the initiative I started today by launching OnlineGOAL, the Online Government Open Accountability Ledger. I believe that every dollar can be accounted for, whilst respecting individual privacy and allowing for national security. Are there any countries that show accountability to their citizens in this fashion? Are there any candidates for U.S. President (or some other elected official) that have enough backbone to support this?