(Bloomberg) — Ben S. Bernanke is going on-line. The former
Federal Reserve chairman has completed a book on the financial
crisis, that will be published this fall, and is now launching a
blog, the Brookings Institution said on Monday.

“Now that I’m a civilian again, I can once more comment on
economic and financial issues without my words being put under
the microscope by Fed watchers,” Bernanke, 61, who left the
central bank Jan. 31, 2014, said in a statement.

The former Princeton University professor turned research
fellow and speaking-circuit fixture will blog his observations
and address questions and comments from readers, some of which
will be posted along with responses. Brookings said the blog
will touch on “major domestic and global economic and financial
issues — and, perhaps occasionally, on baseball.”