For those who are mystified by my return to blogging, a brief note of explanation. Yes, I've taken a short break from blogging. (Let's call it about 3 1/2 years.) In that time I've been busy making the shift from full-time academic to full-time private sector consultant, as well as raising a couple of children (who are now thankfully both in school), so blogging time was simply very limited. Plus, I must say that after about 4 years of intensive blogging (2003-07), I just needed a sabbatical.
Now I feel ready to dip my toes into the blogging waters again. I will write as the work and family demands of my life allow. I expect, as before, to offer commentary on the state of the economy and recent economic news releases (with lots of charts and graphs), as well as to think about broader economic trends and themes. One difference that I anticipate from my blogging of 4 years ago, however, is that now I will have more to say about the intersection between economics and business, drawing on my day-to-day experiences with the business world.
Thanks for checking in with me again.