I don't like being Mr. Burns

Or why I love subventions

I remember the first time I looked up the word subvention. I was looking for grants for my my first book , and one was specifically to underwrite the costs to publish the book.

Cool word! Cool idea.

Subventions are strangely secretive. You are not supposed to run around tweeting and telling everyone that a university or a lovely foundation is giving yo…

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