May 13

Public Service Announcement

I received an email yesterday which began as follows:

Instead of a private response back, I would prefer to see your answer as a post on your blog where you leave the comments open for people to respond for several years unlike many of your other posts where I noticed that the comments sections section was already closed.  I had just finished reading your post about [the inverse farm size–productivity relationship] and was going to leave a comment asking for you opinion about [spam].
Since the comments section was not open, could you please make a seperate (sic) post to express your opinion about it.  And then let me know when that is up, as I try not to subscribe to too many people’s blogs.

Since I receive several such emails every month — many of which address me by my first name and, oddly enough  ask me to post an “infographic” of some sort — I figured it was time I made a public service announcement: Continue reading →

Mar 13

Spring Break!

It’s spring break this week, which means that I am highly unlikely to post anything new before Monday, March 18.

Feb 13

Nominate the Best Aid Blogs of 2012

Tom Murphy over at A View from the Cave is holding his annual Aid Bloggers Best Awards (ABBAs) once again this year.

I am not making any money off of this blog — in fact, in monetary terms, I operate at a loss (UPDATE: This is no longer true as of May 24, 2015, at which point I joined the Amazon Affiliates program), as it actually costs me a few hundred dollars every year to operate this website — which is why if you like my writing, I’m asking you to nominate this blog by clicking here. And if you’re looking for my best post over the last 12 months, I encourage you to check out “Quinoa Nonsense, or Why the World Still Needs Agricultural Economists.”