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President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” more
Over the years, the American health care system lost its way. Seduced by miraculous technology and pharmacology, and the billions of dollars that could be earned, our health care system geared up to perform miracles, mostly in the areas of traumatic injury or serious illness. The theme here is you get what you pay for, and as a result, today we can perform miracles for those who are seriously injured or ill. more
The best explanation of the U.S. government shutdown points to two factors. The first involves information, or what people think they know. The second involves incentives, or what motivates our elected representatives. more
Trolls – once devious, fearsome members of a mythical race – are now an unwelcomed reality in our modern innovation economy. more
Rhode Island state government is taking a proactive approach, giving every citizen the opportunity to shape our state’s special quality of life by becoming involved in RhodeMap RI. This strategy plan, focused on growing where we live, work, play and travel, will determine a state vision for the next decade and beyond. more
Our family fell in love with Rhode Island in 2004 when we moved from Virginia to take a job at the Naval War College in Newport. It was nice to be back in New England – my wife and I were both born and raised in Massachusetts. more
The recent news about UnitedHealthcare of New England’s termination of physicians from its participating network for Medicare Advantage shows that more than just healthcare.gov has the potential to inflame public passions. more
The Barack Obama administration and Congress purport to care about the rising costs of college. Yet the government’s policies are only fueling the higher-education arms race. more
What do Rhode Island businesses want from their health care? According to four leading business groups, they don’t want to be responsible for the costs of providing access to care through Rhode Island’s health-insurance exchange for other Rhode Islanders. And why should they? more
We have spent much time exploring what is wrong with today’s health care system and what needs to be done by its participants (providers, insurers, employers and patients). This article will address the remaining very important system participants – elected and appointed government officials. more
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