Coal Mining and Population Loss

My first peer-reviewed publication is out in the Journal of Appalachian Studies. I’ve posted the full paper here, ¬†and below is a shortened and non-technical version. The Data, Methods, and Analysis section is rewritten for this blog to make it more accessible for lay readers, while the other sections are merely abridged. Coal Mining and […]

Kentucky’s Budget

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy has a good overview of what’s happened to Kentucky’s budget since 2008. The crucial thing to remember about state budgets is that they tend to cover things that almost everyone agrees are essential. The federal budget always covers enough different things that it’s easy to find a category you […]