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Here’s an odd thing I’ve found as a foreigner living in Washington, D.C.: The longer I’m here the more alien I feel. more
When Republicans invite a Democrat to testify at a congressional hearing and Democrats invite a Republican, we should pay attention. It was certainly the case recently, when the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on how to end “too big to fail.” more
Three years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, it’s time to be honest about financial-sector reform: It hasn’t gone well. more
Recent media reports and comments by President Barack Obama highlight a troubling fact about the United States today: all too often, your zip code determines your economic destiny more
In a recent Providence Business News Op-Ed (“Making manufacturing a priority will yield great rewards,” July 22), manufacturing in Rhode Island was lauded as one of our state’s economic-development strengths. Absolutely – manufacturing is our past, our present and our future. more
When I stepped down as the editor of Reason magazine in 2000, I had no idea I was leaving behind the business model of the future. more
Improving the U.S. health care system requires encouraging low-value doctors and hospitals to practice as well as high-value ones do. The gap between the two is wide, but that only shows how much room we have for improvement. more
President Barack Obama recently said that choosing the next chairman of the Federal Reserve is “definitely one of the most important economic decisions that I’ll make in the remainder of my presidency.” more
As an Expert Advisory Board member to the R.I. Health Benefits Exchange (now called HealthsourceRI), I literally counted the seconds to predict how quickly my well-respected colleague Ted Almon would echo the sentiments of single-payer advocate Howard Dean that “we should divorce employees from employer-sponsored health insurance” (“Does employer-sponsored health coverage make sense,” July 22, 2013). Mr. Almon further states that “employers do not need to be involved in the health care of their employees.” more
After a full year’s delay, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently lifted a ban on general solicitations for certain private-securities offerings. Yet in doing so, the commission proposed a set of rules – effective in late September – that threaten to institutionalize the very ban that was supposed to be eliminated. And it reinforced an unfair regulatory bias against less-wealthy investors that has persisted for far too long. more
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