on the topic of transparency, this is a well-made video for
they have a petition calling for more governments to report their aid information according to international standards so they are actually useful.

influence explorer is an eye-opening transparency project that visualizes data from e.g. the project on government oversight. you can type in any company, (U.S.) politician, or prominent individual to find out more about their influence on the political system.

the other products also seem to have potential: inbox influence shows you the political contributions of the people that influence your inbox, and checking influence does the same thing using your bank account (i do have some privacy concerns before using it, will look into that).

anybody want to set this up for germany and europe?