Op-Ed

Why are corporations voluntarily pitching in?

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap. In the U.S., President Donald Trump invoked...
Jeffrey Deckman

A call for ‘Marshall Plan’ for R.I. small businesses

The COVID-19 pandemic will go down as one of the most important events in our history. Its impact is already causing exponential disruption, which...
Gary Sasse

COVID-19 will change how states compete for jobs

COVID-19 has triggered an economic contraction unlike any other. States that adopt a strategic vision to address the crisis will have a better chance...

Lack of women in cybersecurity field is a risk

Women are highly underrepresented in the field of cybersecurity. In 2017, women’s share in the U.S. cybersecurity field was 14%, compared with 48% in...
Neil D. Steinberg

It’s up to us to make R.I.’s ‘new normal’ a better...

In these extraordinary times there is evidence of hope and generosity all around, just as there is uncertainty and urgent, extreme need. We are...
Mark Shapiro

Rights of people with disabilities apply online, too

COVID-19 has disrupted how businesses reach and serve their customers. Stay-at-home orders have pushed companies to rethink and re-strategize how they can attract and...
Joan Retsinas

COVID-19 has exposed weakness in health insurance system

Before the coronavirus, advocates for national health insurance did not convince a swath of the electorate to support them. The employer-based system, after all,...

Offering companies immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits is bad idea

Governors around the country are attempting to restart the economy by easing restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The prospect...
Todd Thomas

Makers, crafters deserve some recognition for pandemic response

From being on the front lines of the incredible citizens-brigade effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and provide personal protection equipment to our medical...

Coronavirus spurring spread of 3-D printers

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so far as to put miniature...

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