Brian and Derek have the pleasure of sitting down with the CEO and Founder of, who works to promote transparency in public policy and politics by removing the veil of secrecy that covers up national and local spending.

2:10 What is
3:45 How “Free and transparent” are Freedom of Information Act requests?
6:20 Texas’ reforms regarding government transparency
10:40 America’s trust in its government
12:50 How is America really spending money to “protect” our southern border?
22:10 How effective is our education spending?
27:35 The ties between education, parental empowerment and Open the Books
31:50 Efficiency Audits on local jurisdictions
34:40 The worst spending atrocities Open the Books has discovered
36:47 How bad did COVID spending get and what did it lead to?

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