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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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For the past couple of years, we’ve all heard a lot about what we can do, what we’ve done and what we should be doing to make Rhode Island more business-friendly. more
Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can deliver. And, if elected, they pay a price. more
Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
When venture capitalists invest, they tend to do it in California. Of the $140 billion disbursed by VCs in the U.S. during the past three years, $78.4 billion went to the Golden State, with the vast majority of that going to Silicon Valley (including San Francisco). more
OK, let's talk early polls in presidential elections. What exactly do they tell us? They tell us what people are hearing, and sometimes that will matter. While nomination surveys can't successfully predict what will happen in next year's … more
Like most trends, the "sharing economy" has moved west to east nationally and is fast becoming an accepted way of doing business in Rhode Island, although challenges are beginning to mount. The sharing economy connects owners to consumers … more
In a recent column about a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working multiple jobs, for well over 40 hours per week in total, but not receiving any of the benefits which have … more
Just how stupid does Paul Ryan think we are? The Wisconsin Republican and two other House committee chairmen claimed in an op-ed last week that they are just about ready to propose an Obamacare "off-ramp" if the Supreme Court decides in … more
Legislators are mulling a number of changes to the Rhode Island Breach Notification Act that may bring unexpected consequences. There are aspects of these proposed changes that will actually do a disservice to consumers – the very group laws like … more
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That’s what many states and metro areas desperately needed in the aftermath of the Great Recession. So our program launched the Metro Monitor in 2009 to track jobs, housing prices and other indicators of post-recession recovery in the nation’s 100 largest metro areas. more
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