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Most of the sectors that saw big gains in February's payroll report aren't exactly high-end. Food services and drinking places (average hourly earnings: $12.70) added 58,700 jobs, seasonally adjusted; retail trade ($17.33) added 32,000; couriers and … more
The region's leaders should be working together to keep the PawSox in Pawtucket. McCoy Stadium is a place where a family of six can attend a game and each family member could have a hot dog and a soda for less than $60. The … more
On Jan. 5, The New York Times ran an article about the anguished outcry of Harvard University’s faculty over the imposition of copays and deductibles for their health care coverage. Even with these changes, coverage for Harvard’s employees remains significantly richer than that typically in the marketplace. more
When the George W. Bush Institute commissioned Nobel-winning economist Edward Prescott to analyze its proposal to generate 4 percent annual growth for the U.S., the famously pro-free-market Prescott replied that a target of 3 percent was better for … more
As we think about the qualities and characteristics that we want in our next commissioner of education, we also need to think about the important policy decisions to be made that will guide public education in Rhode Island. I encourage all of us, … more
As costs for higher education skyrocket and enrollments in graduate-level business programs level off, business schools face an urgent need to remake themselves. They must consider not just devising alternative delivery formats, but also revamping cost structures, staffing systems and other traditional aspects of the existing business model that make education almost unaffordable. In so doing, they could lead the way for change throughout higher education. more
Who is Uber good for? People talk about the ride-sharing service as if it's mostly a boon for rich people, who have conspired with the titans of Silicon Valley to take food out of the mouths of hard-working taxi drivers. And sure, what's … more
We have retooled Rhode Island's Manufacturing Extension Partnership center this year. Polaris MEP is poised and ready to better support smaller manufacturing companies in the state. Ninety-five percent of the state's 1,600 manufacturers have fewer … more
The dawn of a fresh calendar leads to a rise in optimism among many Rhode Island business leaders. Shadows of past struggles and failures, such as bankruptcy and corruption, give way to more … more
One of the strongest orthodoxies in modern economics is being challenged, and there could be big implications for the state of the profession. The new, rebellious ideas might also help us understand why financial bubbles happen. Economists … more
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