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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.


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.

Does a term already exist to describe this condition?

@WilliamConey Isn't academia the realm to make up words? I don't know what you're talking about, but it seems neoliberal - the diminution in welfare and state based aid, but idk

@Cyborgneticz Tied heavily into that (see "The Land of Milk and Money" - the 1980 Report of the People's Food Commission here in Canada).

Use of the term oligodektistic would be to describe it how specific legislation / policy design pushes the market of charity actors towards this - although arguably it has been happening for a while in charitable food systems in last... 30 years or so.

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@WilliamConey I like metaphors more than words (especially when they come from aren't immediately understandable).

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