I let this blog succumb to the great Lapse Disease to which many blogs are prone. But I have an excuse–I started posting weekly to the New York Times Economix blog and found this pretty demanding on top of my regular job.

Plus, many of my posts there have focused on care issues.  Anyway, I return to this blog with more experience, and hopefully, more stamina.

Another source of inspiration to me right now is a new course I am teaching in the Public Policy and Administration program here at UMass Amherst. I have established a blog for that (including syllabus, etc.) that might be helpful for others contemplating a similar course.