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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
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
For nearly 100 years, the Rhode Island Foundation has connected people to causes they care about in our community. We build bridges with and between philanthropists, community organizations and government and business partners. We bring Rhode … more
It’s difficult to believe passionately in an issue that almost nobody cares about, and when those that do care usually disagree with you. But life is hard, so here I am: a passionate believer in letting more high-skilled workers immigrate to the United States. more
Investors probably will never bury venture-capital firms under the mountains of cash that they once did in such banner years as 2000 and 2001, during the height of dot-com madness, when VCs could take in tens of billions of dollars in a single quarter. more
One of the most comical features of the net-neutrality debate is that both sides say the other is trying to stifle innovation. Both are probably wrong: true innovation is a threat to both of them, and its speed probably depends on whose victory will have the most onerous consequences. more
Question 5 on this year’s ballot would authorize the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, a $35 million bond to support local performing-arts facilities and preservation projects. Although the bonds directly support projects within the arts industry, those projects would support jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders and contribute to the continued revitalization of the state’s downtown areas. more
The Catch of the Day goes to health care economist Aaron Carroll, who refutes a complaint that President Barack Obama rejected bipartisanship when he rammed through his health care law. According to the critic, Ron Fournier of the National Journal, Obama should have accepted a scaled-up version of Romneycare. more
The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
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