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For all the uproar over U.S. drug pricing, you wouldn’t expect to hear that drug spending slowed for many last year. A big reason? An increasingly powerful group of medication middlemen called pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), which negotiate drug prices on behalf of insurers, employers and the government. more
When I first ran for office, I campaigned on a platform of “environmental economics.” What does that mean? It means putting wind turbines, solar arrays and small-scale renewable energy projects at the forefront of economic development. more
Development is finally starting to take a foothold in Providence and throughout the state after years of inactivity while just to our north, Boston has experienced one of the largest building booms in the city’s history. more
Can Bernie Sanders do something productive with all the enthusiasm he has generated? Something besides wage a campaign against Hillary Clinton he is set to lose? more
In 1992, justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court declared unanimously that prior to the Ethics Commission, “widespread breaches of trust, cronyism, impropriety and other violations of ethical tandards decimated the public’s trust in government.” The 1986 Constitutional Convention passed an extraordinary Ethics in Government Amendment, and the people approved. more
It is never wise to ignore market, economic or voter sentiment. Discount it, yes. 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
Do investors suffer from behavioral biases? New research demonstrates that they do: They think that a crash is far more likely than it actually is. After you read the newspaper, you might well overreact to bad news about the market -- and lose money as a result. more
The Federal Reserve acted as expected Wednesday: It left interest rates unchanged and used language that was somewhat more hawkish, increasing the probability of a rate increase in June. more
We all learned in school that our system of government involves three separate branches - the legislative, executive and judicial - each with the ability to keep the others from becoming too powerful or exceeding their authority. more
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