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Just when you thought politicians could stoop no lower, Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo issued a new proposal in her 2016 State of the State address which would effectively restrict Rhode Islanders’ access to much needed medicine. more
Wine, chocolate -- pot. If the estimated $45 billion or so of yearly demand for recreational marijuana is in the right ballpark, then more Americans crave cannabis than cabernet or candy bars. 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
Now and then a worthy economic proposal comes along that seems as politically unattainable as it is sensible. Then, on closer inspection, you see that it's more than a policy-wonk's fantasy. 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
At its best, economics is the study of what makes people better off, and how they can have more of it. To be effective, though, economists may have to tackle a tougher question: what “better off” really means. more
The holiday season is upon us and as we, Rhode Islanders, reflect on what is good about our state, let us not forget the acts of kindness and generosity that occur throughout all seasons, every day, at the Rhode Island Free Clinic. more
Wage inequality, according to one popular view, arises from differences in the talent and determination of individuals: Some superstars win, and everyone else does not. 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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