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Bankers can hardly contain their enthusiasm for new technology – from peer-to-peer lending platforms to bitcoin and blockchain. They're investing in fintech startups, and a steady stream of former bank executives is popping up at these hot, new … more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
Despite the gloomy headlines as of late, the stock market should be embraced. Stocks are one of the best investments available, but sadly few take advantage of the return offered. While tempting to shun stocks because of the recent chaos in the … more
It has now been nearly six years since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, encouraging me to revisit with my business colleagues in Rhode Island the effects of the new law to this point. One thing is abundantly … more
The University of Wisconsin system recently took a landmark step toward weakening the institution of tenure for academic faculty. The new policy, if adopted by the board overseeing the state's universities, would allow tenured professors to be laid … more
Hidden in the back of the big omnibus bill that passed just days before Congress broke for the holidays was an important new change in the tax laws. It gives a boost to small and midsized businesses, and might help stimulate the economy. … more
There are estimates that the global economic impact of cybercrime is around $300-$400 billion annually. And on a recent trip to Silicon Valley, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter highlighted that a recent intrusion of the Joint Chiefs of … more
Maybe you're sick of hearing about Broadway's "Hamilton." But when I think back to the book or article or TV show or movie or other piece of what the media executives call "content" that affected and entertained and enlightened me most in … more
Like many small-business owners in Rhode Island, I care deeply about my workers and feel responsible for ensuring they have the tools and support they need to achieve their full potential. I want to help them stay healthy – not only … more
On July 11, the Journal of the American Medical Association published an article written by Barack Obama, JD. While the president devoted only a small portion of his article to the "public option" for insurance, this is part of what he wrote: … more
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