Letters to the Editor

Happy nations don’t focus on growth

The Socialist candidate for the French presidency, Benoit Hamon, says he doesn't believe in the "myth" and "quasi-religion" of growth-- it's part of the...

What happens in the absence of federal arts funding

Since President Lyndon Johnson and a bipartisan Congress created the national arts and humanities endowments, no president has called for their elimination -- until...

Flood-audit program needed to combat rising waters, flooding

To the Editor:I would like to thank Providence Business News for highlighting the plight of property owners facing rising waters and floods in my...

NOAA cuts reckless

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is just one of many federal agencies marked for drastic funding reductions to enable a big boost in...

The Fed is making credit woes worse, and that’s fine

How many small problems equal a crisis?This is an important question right now because there are a growing number of problems emerging in the...

Cutting murders is a job for government

President Donald Trump talks a lot about murder rates. He's wrong that homicides are the highest in 47 years; in fact, the national rate...

Win or lose, Trumpcare is bad for Republicans

If House Republicans enact their health-care bill, they're screwed. They'll have lost the critical initial dialogue and left opponents salivating. If they fail to...

The metropolitanization of the American economy

If you live in a metropolitan area of a million people or more, the U.S. economy looks pretty healthy. If you don't, it looks...

Immigration works fine when newcomers can integrate

The U.S. would be nothing if not for immigrants. It was mass immigration that gave the U.S. the power to win the World Wars...

Startup winning space race

If all goes as planned, two tourists will crawl into a space capsule at the end of next year and blast off for a...
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