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Curbing spending on prescription drugs

Millions of patients suffering from painful and chronic medical conditions could find it easier to access effective and more affordable treatment options, as federal...

Sheehan: Even with new conditions, PawSox deal is not a good...

I believe that important issues of the day should be publicly discussed and debated. In this spirit, I would like to respond to a...

Let states cut drug prices

Drug prices are too high, and Congress lacks the political will to do anything about it. These are two of the most uncontroversial assertions...

Hospital consolidation is no panacea

You get big? I’ll get bigger. In the face of increasing consolidation among insurers, hospitals are themselves linking up at ever-greater rates. The Wall...
A RENDERING OF THE PROPOSED "Ballpark at Slater Mill." / COURTESY PAWTUCKET RED SOX

Opinion: Ballpark proposal is good for city and state

The American Industrial Revolution was launched at Slater Mill in Pawtucket. Today we have a similarly historic opportunity to invigorate economic growth in our...

Broken politics encourages deficit busting

If you stayed up until the wee small hours earlier this month to watch the passage of the Republican tax bill, you heard a...

How not to erase student debt

Even by government standards, it is a colossally dumb idea: revoking someone’s license to work as a way to get them to pay off...

A net neutrality compromise? It could happen.

Are you ready for another thrilling fight over network neutrality? It’s coming.Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, plans to dismantle rules...

Pressure on households grows

Is the U.S. economy enjoying a honeymoon, or is this merely a hiatus? Although this isn’t a subject of discussion among most economists, there...

The case for three-year degrees

The basic cause of America’s student-loan crisis is no mystery: College tuition and fees continue to soar while the earnings of recent graduates remain...
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