Updated September 26 at 8:26pm
Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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This past week the General Assembly finally passed legislation to give the Ethics Commission jurisdiction over the General Assembly. more
If there’s one thing the recent news flow has shown, it’s that there are lots and lots and lots of things to be scared about, in financial markets and beyond. Famous short-seller Jim Chanos suggests there’s something people should add to the list: auto loans. more
Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub Sunday, was a walking red flag. He was abusive, unstable and prone to rages. He boasted of ties to every terrorist group under the sun. more
Gov. Gina Raimondo and others in Rhode Island are over the moon about last week’s announcement that GE Digital is adding 100 jobs in Rhode Island—and rightly so. more
As Rhode Island’s new RhodeWorks infrastructure improvement program is implemented in the coming months, the anticipated costs of a planned truck-only, toll-financed infrastructure program has generated an important set of questions and concerns about the state’s future business climate. more
Selling prescription drugs is a classic principal-agent problem. more
The June 3 employment report cast a pall over the economic outlook. Headline jobs growth of just 38,000 was much weaker than expected and left us all wondering whether the Federal Reserve would wait longer to raise interest rates. more
The Independent Man standing on top of our Statehouse calls us to a new outlook on energy. Today there is precious little independence in Rhode Island's energy supply. Here at the end of the pipe we over-rely on foreign fuel supplies, generating … more
Two recent controversies highlight what hospitals face today. The first is the attempt by Care New England to eliminate obstetrics (and likely other) services at Memorial Hospital. The second is the attempt by Texas-based Neighbors Emergency Center … more
People have strong opinions about what constitutes affluence. Last week I ventured that U.S. households with six-figure incomes generally make the cut, given that they make up the top quarter of the income distribution. more
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