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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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Two years ago, we gathered with 300 business and community leaders at the R.I. Convention Center for Make It Happen RI. Our goal was to generate new ideas and specific action steps for improving Rhode Island’s economy. We are frequently asked, so what happened? The two-year mark seems like a good chance to reflect. more
When Reggie Jackson’s five-year, $2.9 million contract with the New York Yankees kicked off baseball’s free-agent era in 1976, a box seat at Yankee Stadium – the best in the house – would run you $5.50. Thirty-eight years later, the minimum salary for a major leaguer is just below Jackson’s then-record amount. more
March 14 With the coming of the new Blackstone Valley National Park, there will be no barriers to economic development in the area. An MBTA commuter rail station could be developed adjacent to McCoy Stadium, a connection to the East Bay … more
TO THE EDITOR: On the first point ("10 things that will turn Rhode Island around," Feb. 9, 2015), "Support small business," allow me to share a proposal to our state government, business community … more
Happy Tax Day, America! How has your filing gone? If you needed any help from the Internal Revenue Service, chances are it has been awful. more
Greece has decisively voted “no” or “oxi” in the #greferendum. I mean, decisively. By Sunday afternoon here in the United States, the election map was a solid sea of orange for the “no” side. more
The present plan to pay for the repairs of Rhode Island’s bridges is too complicated and too costly. more
Which is the greatest university economics department of them all? Many people would answer "Chicago." After all, University of Chicago econ has a whole school of thought named after it - the Chicago school is a term used to refer to free-market fundamentalism and the belief that economic actors are always rational. more
Today I feel happy and even proud to be a resident of Rhode Island. I live in a state where people take the human causes of climate change seriously. Our efforts take a variety of forms. As … 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
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