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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Minority set-asides do not even <br>the playing field, they tilt it

To the editor: Your front-page article (“Minority status changes under bill,” March 24-30) illustrates how arbitrary and indefensible minority-preference laws are. The article focuses on...

Small business owners feeling the squeeze from R.I.&rsquo;s insurers

To the editor, As a small business owner and consumer, I am appalled at the idea that the only two games in town, Blue Cross...

Forbes index is a pretty miserable<br> measure of Providence’s mettle

To the editor: I can think of at least half a dozen cities – that I have actually lived in, not just passed through –...

Health care is expansive, sure, <br> but individuals can fight back

To the editor: The problems with the health care system today are ones of cost, profit and distribution of resources (“Langevin co-sponsors plan for national...

Support funding for the arts

To the editor: Thank you for articulating the importance the arts play in the Rhode Island economy in your recent editorial (R.I. artists are engines...

Unleash R.I.’s economic power <br>by unchaining state’s businesses

To the Editor: Innumerable news pieces describe incremental efforts to put Rhode Island on a more competitive footing with our New England neighbors by simply...

Recording industry misses point with student attacks

To the Editor: In his article (“Brown ensnared in national music-sharing dispute,” Dec. 31), David Ortiz captured the predicament most institutions of higher education find...

Patents key to creative economy

Dear Editor: I read with great interest your Q&A of Carolyn Kaplan (“Attorney tapped to head firm’s ‘green’ efforts,” Dec. 3), an attorney recently named...

Trash-to-energy plan is not all <br> positive news for environment

To the Editor: Proponents of waste-to-energy technology across New England would have you believe that the laws of physics don’t apply to them. ...

Rhode Island must have unique economic development ideas

To the editor, A robust economy is essential to providing Rhode Islanders with a superior quality of life. Similarly, a successful economic development strategy is...
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