In the hoopla over whether Thomas Piketty’s data on growing global inequality are correct, an important question about how to address the problem has been obscured. Piketty describes his own global wealth-tax idea as more of a “useful utopia” than a practical policy suggestion. Is there anything more plausible that can be done?
The name NewportFed has been phased out nine months after the bank’s acquisition by Willimantic, Conn.-based Savings Institute Bank & Trust, a change in original plans intended to keep the name and tradition of the Rhode Island financial institution,bank President and CEO Rheo Brouillard told Providence Business News.
There is no doubt that Barbara Cottam is an accomplished businessperson. She serves as executive vice president, head of corporate affairs and Rhode Island market executive for RBS Citizens Financial Group, Inc., a once-local financial group that has grown to considerable size across the nation. But speaking to Cottam one gets the sense that her business accomplishments are means to an end beyond the bottom line.
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