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The case for higher taxes at the very top

The New York Times recently released a dramatic infographic showing how much less progressive the U.S. tax system has become since 1950. When the...
Melissa Ugarte

Policies on student behavior need overhaul

In the wake of the John Hopkins report that exposed some of the behavioral challenges that affect Providence public schools, there were inevitably other...

Watch midsize cities fight inequality

The defining questions of our time might be, how is America going to reduce inequality and reform its dysfunctional political institutions? At the national level,...
Robert Stabile

Fiduciary awareness is crucial

“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” – Albert EinsteinTen years ago, the pension fund for the...

Many can take a bow for Quonset’s success

The Quonset Business Park has been the leading engine of Rhode Island’s economic growth and job creation for years and continues to grow and...

Housing might rescue economy from trade war

Recently released manufacturing data made two things clear: The Federal Reserve might be powerless to prevent the negative effects of the trade war from...

Data show remote work pays off

IN 2018, for the first time, people who took public transportation to work in the U.S. had higher median earnings than those who drove...

Americans feel down about a decent economy

In early 2017, a strange pattern began to appear. So-called soft economic numbers – surveys of business leaders and consumers – started to look...

State bans not enough to combat vaping

Tobacco. Heroin. Opiates. We didn’t know. Initially, we didn’t know that those substances would turn into addictions. The beauty turned into a beast. In...

Pitfalls to closing the deal

The many highs and “woes” inherent in a successful acquisition were the focus of a panel discussion of business owners who shared their personal...
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