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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
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
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
In a surprise announcement, the National Labor Relations Board walked away from its high-profile effort to mandate that private employers display a poster summarizing the rights of employees to engage in union activities. more
Volkswagen Group of America’s plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., has experienced something unusual: a union welcomed by management but faced with resistance from some workers. A combination of outdated labor laws and union intransigence has created this oddity. more
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