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Today’s discussion involves a visit to the here-we-go-again files. The website Cafe Hayek, in a post titled “Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916,” asks a seemingly simple question: What is the minimum amount of money that you would demand in exchange for going back to live as John D. Rockefeller did in 1916? more
Rhode Island has the least-safe bridges and roads in America — visible to anyone traveling the state. A thriving Rhode Island economy is predicated on investing in infrastructure. more
It’s a rare day when Congress can reach bipartisan agreement. Rarer still is agreement on a measure to protect the environment. more
Bad brokers don’t leave the business; they just move on to a different firm. That is one of the key findings of a study of broker misconduct by professors at the business schools of the University of Minnesota. more
Sharply lower oil prices have rattled equity markets and are complicating economic policy across the world. But “oilmageddon” isn’t all bad -- and its benefits go beyond lower costs for consumers. more
The main casualty of Washington’s endless partisan squabbling is a pragmatic approach to policy -- meaning one that prefers results to noise. more
House prices may have recovered from the mortgage-lending debacle of the 2000s, but millions of people who lived through the mess still have a long way to go. more
The U.S. government’s lawsuit against Volkswagen threatens the German automaker with such heavy penalties that, in hindsight, it may not have been worth it for VW to be present in the U.S. market at all. more
Last year, in an attempt to bring Rhode Island more economic viability by making it easier to do business, I sponsored legislation along with Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi that created the Qualified Jobs Incentive Act. That legislation became law when it was signed by Gov. Gina Raimondo. more
This year has been awash with financial and business intrigue and excitement. Here, then, are my awards for the most fascinating stories of 2015. more
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