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Agricultural Economics student out of Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture in Truro, Nova Scotia. Interests are in understanding Atl. Canadian agricultural systems and ways in which rural / agrarian identity is constructed and has value (both economic and socio-cultural) assigned to it.

Posts are some amounts going to boring agricultural meetings, research readings, and some bad opinions on anime and other media.

I never knew that Colorado has such excellent tax expenditure reporting standards.

I wish every state was so good.

How do I make writing about tax policy sound exciting?


Asking for a friend

Subject lines of emails I sent out before 11am today (in chronological order) Show more

Data Kvetchings Show more

Data Kvetchings Show more

Data Kvetchings Show more

If my research bibliography is starting to... make subcollections of subcollections for specific state information... am I in too deep.

Does a term already exist to describe this condition?

Then again, feels inappropriate to make up an economical term in writing about something as simple as a very focused tax policy in a Canadian context.

Is it... is it kosher for me to make up greek terms to describe a market condition?

I want to describe a market as oligodektistic in nature (ὀλίγοι-δέκτες - i.e. few receivers/recipients of charity) for the lack of a better term.


I don't've a sense of how anyone working in research around Canadian household food insecurity outcomes remains optimistic. Every bit of data that comes out continues to seem very depressing.

Oy vey.


"the ones doing lion's work"... isn't an english idiom is it...

... it should be.

Finally got in touch with a research team to share some data and to have them review a draft copy of article intended for publication.

Kinda nervous, as they're the ones doing lion's work in this area in CDN settings (although admittedly, Central Canadian in focus), but hopefully they'll be able to play with it well.

Agricultural Statistics, Data Availability Show more

Agricultural Statistics, Data Availability Show more

Agricultural Statistics, Data Availability Show more

Agricultural Statistics, Data Availability Show more

Agricultural Statistics, Data Availability Show more

Economics, Accessibility, Pedagogy Show more

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