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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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Rhode Island's economy continues to recover, with new companies contemplating locating here and existing ones considering investing in growing their footprints and workforces. But one significant issue continues to threaten their growth and the … more
To the Editor: Are you kidding? ("Smart incentive programs start to yield economic fruit for R.I.," Jan. 9, 2016) Do you guys really believe the awarding of a $450,000 tax credit over a 10-year period was the element that precipitated the … more
Information technology is great, but it may not be making kids smarter, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which has an authoritative program for assessing school-education quality, and has published a report … more
Political campaigns are not generally known as ideal laboratories for devising sensible, innovative policies. Yet Hillary Clinton's proposals to combat corporate inversions – in which U.S. companies move their tax homes abroad – are just that. … more
Thanks to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the General Assembly, Rhode Island has just become fairer to property owners and home purchasers. Legislation signed into law July 6 effectively prevents municipalities from artificially increasing the … more
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has taken a lot of flak for tweeting last week that the company might abandon its 140-character-per-post limit. Many see the "beautiful constraint," as Dorsey called it in his post, as the service's defining feature. It's … more
Each year, several organizations roll out "scorecards" measuring what they think are the important indicators determining whether state taxes are too high or too low, the health of state economies, or how "business friendly" each state is. … more
To the Editor: Every year, Rhode Island emergency departments are hard at work seeing more than 350,000 Rhode Islanders in need of immediate health care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And like clockwork, every year we open … more
When you say that the golden days of growth are over, expect lots of attention. Robert Gordon, a professor at Northwestern University, has been going around for several years making exactly this case. He now has a book, "The Rise and Fall of … more
What if Rhode Island could pass a law this year that would foster the growth of new businesses, create high-tech jobs, improve our real estate market, encourage more young people to stay and work in our state, and generate tens of millions of … more
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