Author Archives: Kate Daly

Publishing Is in Disarray

I have a notion about publishing. Let me just work through it for a minute. Publishing used to be a cozy, profitable industry, probably of medium size, somewhere between art supplies and big steel. It was highly respected; ambitious young … Continue reading

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In Bed with the Devil

First let me boast disclose say that I (KD) get paid to sit home and read nonfiction. This gives me a certain bias: I expect to get paid for reading nonfiction. Therefore, I rarely—very rarely—otherwise get more than a quarter … Continue reading

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Suppose You Want to Donate to Charity

And you want your dang tax deduction, so you’re not going to drop it all in begging boxes. Infinity is at your door, in your snail mailbox, in your e-inbox, sobbing out its stories, hand infinitely outstretched. How do you … Continue reading

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Name Change Followup

Well, thank you all for not giving a damn what we call this blog. I’m inclined to leave it alone. The movie is The Big Chill, 1987. It’s a Kasdan, which means there are Kasdans galore, including the toddler singing … Continue reading

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Well, dang

Well, dang. Sometimes a person just happens to say something and then other things happen. Sometimes the first person never knows that he or she started something, even after seeing the aftermath. But that won’t happen here; I’m about to … Continue reading

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Libertarian and economics

04/04/2015 “Felix would be better off in the sense of higher lifetime earnings if he were given a cash transfer to invest than a subsidy restricted to education.” (Lovenheim-Turner, Economics of Education, forthcoming from Macmillan Education) This libertarian thinks we … Continue reading

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Blogging Software

10/12/15 Twenty years ago my partner informed me we had to be on the World Wide Web. He might as well told me we were going to Mars. I dutifully downloaded Netscape and started surfing and reading about this new … Continue reading

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A New Venture

10/10/2015 I started a new venture today. Or rather, an old venture rebranded. Several times I’ve been hired by other consultants to be a part-time comptroller.The idea is to spend a day or two per week at an emerging company … Continue reading

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Revile the Copy Editor

But please don’t shoot it.[1] Things your editor and publisher will never tell you: The copyeditor has probably been instructed to follow (a) a style book—APA, Chicago, or the like—and (b) often an in-house style book, which may be as … Continue reading

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