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We normally assume that most recessions end in due time, and that the U.S. economy returns to its old trend even after an extended slump. George Mason University economist and blogger Tyler Cowen, writing in the New York Times' Upshot blog, worries … more
Wouldn't it be nice to know that capitalism rewards the patient pursuit of great ideas? That business is better when it funds the imagination and realization of things beyond our reach? Here's the good news: Among large companies that spend … more
An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly can it measure the economic benefits of the coming restrictions on greenhouse gases? … more
Regrettably, you're going to die. As far as that goes, you don't have much choice. But your death may involve a lot of other decisions, and perhaps you'd like to be the one to make them. Would you prefer to die at home, for example, instead … more
As part of her comprehensive jobs plan, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced the 21 recipients of planning grants available through Real Jobs Rhode Island. As CEO of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, a trade organization that … more
Predictably, reports last week that the French bank Societe Generale would close 20 percent of its branch offices were met with anger by a union representative, who said the plan was "scandalous and profoundly shocking because nothing justifies … more
The real estate industry is now subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders are required to make transparent and complete disclosure of the terms of mortgages – including … more
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