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Wage inequality, according to one popular view, arises from differences in the talent and determination of individuals: Some superstars win, and everyone else does not. more
The political purpose behind the proposals to combat gun violence that Hillary Clinton introduced last week may be to outflank her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. On this issue, he's been a shrinking violet. But … more
If your financial adviser put you in a mutual fund that had slumped 24 percent for the year, you'd probably have given him a call by now, right? That seems to be the predicament that adviser David Mendels is in these days when it comes to … more
Predictably, reports last week that the French bank Societe Generale would close 20 percent of its branch offices were met with anger by a union representative, who said the plan was "scandalous and profoundly shocking because nothing justifies … more
The real estate industry is now subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders are required to make transparent and complete disclosure of the terms of mortgages – including … more
Rhode Island is a hotbed for design. Providence is home to the third-highest number of industrial designers per capita in the nation. And a study of the creative industries in Rhode Island between 2007 and 2012, which included a recession, … 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
Less than an hour away from Providence, an economic boom is taking place. I'm talking about Boston, where there seems to be a crane on every corner and a new company moving to town every week, bringing thousands of jobs with them. Boston is bursting … more
Stock prices early last week were collapsing all over the world. So exciting! So alarming! But, uh, what does it mean? The hard-line answer is, nothing at all. Here's Nassim Nicholas Taleb's famous critique from "The Black Swan" of … more
Trying to repeal Obamacare has long been a popular (if futile) Republican pastime. Now replacing Obamacare is catching on, at least among Republican presidential candidates. This would count as progress, except that none of their proposals quite … more
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