Why is the economy so bad? Well, when the Economic Development Administration (EDA) doesn't understand responsible fiscal policy and technology it should not be a surprise that there are problems.
Due to malware infecting the EDA's network a security firm was paid over $800,000 for consultation and cleanup. Malware was found on six computers which were reimaged thus fixing the problem.
But that solution was not good enough for the EDA. The administration then decided to instead destroy their computers, printers, mice, and keyboards. Why even hire security experts if you ignore them?
End bill for this scorched earth policy? $2.7 million.