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Op-ed / Letters to the Editor
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Question 5 on this year’s ballot would authorize the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, a $35 million bond to support local performing-arts facilities and preservation projects. Although the bonds directly support projects within the arts industry, those projects would support jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders and contribute to the continued revitalization of the state’s downtown areas. more
The Catch of the Day goes to health care economist Aaron Carroll, who refutes a complaint that President Barack Obama rejected bipartisanship when he rammed through his health care law. According to the critic, Ron Fournier of the National Journal, Obama should have accepted a scaled-up version of Romneycare. more
The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
OK, let's talk early polls in presidential elections. What exactly do they tell us? They tell us what people are hearing, and sometimes that will matter. While nomination surveys can't successfully predict what will happen in next year's … more
Like most trends, the "sharing economy" has moved west to east nationally and is fast becoming an accepted way of doing business in Rhode Island, although challenges are beginning to mount. The sharing economy connects owners to consumers … more
Branding is an important aspect of any business venture. Successful branding is meant to create a long and meaningful relationship with customers and prospects. Companies place a lot of emphasis and spend considerable sums to maintain and burnish their brand image. more
In a recent column about a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working multiple jobs, for well over 40 hours per week in total, but not receiving any of the benefits which have … more
Just how stupid does Paul Ryan think we are? The Wisconsin Republican and two other House committee chairmen claimed in an op-ed last week that they are just about ready to propose an Obamacare "off-ramp" if the Supreme Court decides in … more
Legislators are mulling a number of changes to the Rhode Island Breach Notification Act that may bring unexpected consequences. There are aspects of these proposed changes that will actually do a disservice to consumers – the very group laws like … more
With 95 percent of the world's consumers outside U.S. borders, there is simply no denying the tremendous economic impact of international trade, both here in New England and throughout the U.S. These markets must be cultivated in order to sustain … more
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