OpenBlacklist

I do think that money has kind of ruined politics in the US and I applaud the transparency efforts of OpenSecrets.org, but I always had a feeling the site could become a blacklist of sorts for those craven enough to exploit it. I’m sure it has happened before, but this is the first major story I’ve heard that could demonstrate that. Opensecrets even lets you do reverse lookups by full name, making it fairly easy to plop a potential new hire’s name into it, like I just did here for Howard Zucker. It’s not much of a stretch to think future employers that like to play politics would use this as a hiring decision tool for most any job while being able to easily explain away a rejection that hides the real reason why they weren’t hired.