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Trying to repeal Obamacare has long been a popular (if futile) Republican pastime. Now replacing Obamacare is catching on, at least among Republican presidential candidates. This would count as progress, except that none of their proposals quite … more
Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It’s the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump. more
Less than an hour away from Providence, an economic boom is taking place. I'm talking about Boston, where there seems to be a crane on every corner and a new company moving to town every week, bringing thousands of jobs with them. Boston is bursting … more
The immigration issue is fraught at the best of times, but especially so right now, with the rhetoric emanating from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. more
Lots of people are worried about noncompete clauses in employment contracts. And after taking a look at the issue, I’m worried too. more
The present plan to pay for the repairs of Rhode Island’s bridges is too complicated and too costly. more
As Rhode Island enters a new era of economic growth, it is important for the business community to have the confidence that's needed to invest in our state. Businesses are attracted to places where the rules are clear and fair. This begins with … more
Manufacturing has taken a positive turn with signals that orders and production are poised to continue the trend upward. Small and large companies are ramping up hiring, training and operations activity, while support from the new state … more
It's tough living in a big city – the people, the traffic, the noise. Oh, and did we mention the cost of housing? Contrary to conventional wisdom, high and rising housing costs in the biggest cities are not ideal for an economic recovery. … more
Since 1960, a lot fewer Americans have been dying of tobacco and car accidents, and a lot more have been dying of diseases related to obesity. That is the conclusion of a new study by Harvard economist David Cutler and National Bureau of Economic … more
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