Paul L. Caron

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Why I Blog

People often ask me why I blog.  Mike Madison (Pittsburgh) puts it more eloquently than I can:

It’s difficult to describe tangible benefits from blogging in my academic life, but it’s clear to me that some form of virtual outreach is now absolutely essential to professional success in academia. It’s also clear to me that the most effective use of blogging in academia involves connecting one’s virtual persona in some thoughtful way to more personal, dare I say traditional, terrestrial engagement or some facsimile thereof.

My goal with this blog and companion email discussion group is to enhance the feeling of community among tax academics, practitioners, and government officials.  My hope is that the tax world is a more interconnected place as a result of these efforts.

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