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Joan Retsinas

The new health mantra for 2020: Think locally

Forget the federal government, no longer the champion of health. It’s more of an adversary. Healthwise, the motto for 2020 is: think locally. Here are...

What’s powering the economy? Frankly, it’s a mystery

The U.S. economy’s steady growth – the longest stretch since World War II without a recession – is something of a mystery. Last summer,...

The case against government incentives

There have been two prominent instances in recent years of governments offering huge monetary incentives in exchange for an office or factory. Both have...

The Fed did no favors for spring homebuyers

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates three times last year and pledged not to increase them absent meaningful increases in wages and inflation –...

The strength of U.S. consumers is overstated

The consensus is that the U.S. consumer is still strong enough to propel the economy forward even though the manufacturing sector has weakened. But...
Jordan Frank

Providence tax proposal won’t fix problems

The 2019 real estate revaluation came as a surprise to the Providence residents whose ZIP codes faced unusual tax increases. That triggered a legislative tangle....

How to nudge workers to save more for retirement

For U.S. workers covered by 401(k) plans, every January offers a new opportunity to change how much they save for retirement. So this is...
Margaret Hartigan

Emerging innovation hub drew us to R.I.

When you think of innovation hubs, perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area and New York spring to mind, or maybe a global city such...

Use simple economics to contain health costs

Spending on U.S. health care is out of control, expanding steadily from 5% of gross domestic product in 1960 to 18% in 2018. There...
Brian Blase

R.I. could be leader in new type of health reimbursement arrangements

As of Jan. 1, businesses have a new way to provide health coverage for their employees. Called an Individual Coverage HRA , this health...
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