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Stock prices early last week were collapsing all over the world. So exciting! So alarming! But, uh, what does it mean? The hard-line answer is, nothing at all. Here's Nassim Nicholas Taleb's famous critique from "The Black Swan" of … more
Trying to repeal Obamacare has long been a popular (if futile) Republican pastime. Now replacing Obamacare is catching on, at least among Republican presidential candidates. This would count as progress, except that none of their proposals quite … more
The recent financial turmoil already is fueling speculation about a fourth round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. Yet the Fed is unlikely to oblige any time soon, nor should it. more
Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It’s the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump. more
We normally assume that most recessions end in due time, and that the U.S. economy returns to its old trend even after an extended slump. George Mason University economist and blogger Tyler Cowen, writing in the New York Times' Upshot blog, worries … more
Wouldn't it be nice to know that capitalism rewards the patient pursuit of great ideas? That business is better when it funds the imagination and realization of things beyond our reach? Here's the good news: Among large companies that spend … more
An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly can it measure the economic benefits of the coming restrictions on greenhouse gases? … more
Regrettably, you're going to die. As far as that goes, you don't have much choice. But your death may involve a lot of other decisions, and perhaps you'd like to be the one to make them. Would you prefer to die at home, for example, instead … more
As part of her comprehensive jobs plan, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced the 21 recipients of planning grants available through Real Jobs Rhode Island. As CEO of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, a trade organization that … more
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