Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Moving to the Incidental Economist Blog

Big news. I am joining the Incidental Economist blog as a regular blogger. This is a great move for me because I think TIE is the best health policy blog around, and I admire both Austin Frakt and Aaron Carroll as bloggers, and have enjoyed my recent interactions with them leading up to this announcement. The move to TIE is the first step in some exciting new plans that we hope to announce over the next few weeks.

Please subscribe to the Incidental Economist as that will be my primary blogging home by Friday, March 18, 2011. This site will remain available for links and searches....there may be a migration of posts at some point in the future, but not right away.

Freeforall was started on a whim as a way to aggregate some background information related to the columns that I wrote on health reform for the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer. It has become an important part of my professional life, and having to explain myself and take public responsibility for my words on a (near) daily basis has helped me refine what I think, learn to make the case, and realize that I am sometimes wrong (my wife and kids already knew this). The people that I have met because of the blog have convinced me that we academics must go beyond simply publishing a paper in a peer review journal if we truly want to have an impact, but paying attention to the research has been what I have tried to do. Beyond that, I have wanted to give others the benefit of the doubt because that is what I would like to receive in return as we debate and discuss our way toward a better health care system. The tag line of the Incidental Economist is "Contemplating health care with a focus on research, an eye on reform." Sounds perfect for me.

9 comments:

  1. I admire your blog. It seems you are a health conscious. It is essential that you made this blog because you can help others too.

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  2. Following health policy discussion is very interesting. I do join on health programs too. Every weekend I and my group do go on rural areas to serve people on health matters.

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  3. It has become an important part of my professional life, and having to explain myself and take public responsibility for my words on a daily basis. It is essential that you made this blog because you can help others too.

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  4. Congratulations on the big change. I find your posts very useful and I'm definitely following your posts in TIE. Keep it up!

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  5. The content of The Incidental Economist is often technical with arguments turning on specifics gleaned from academic literature and policy nuances.

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  6. I am waiting for ur new post..Best of Luck!

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  7. Your blog is very informative and helpful especially for people who want to know what's going on with health policies. Keep the post coming!

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  8. Remember that "Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man." Keep a balanced life and live longer and healthily.

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