Editorial and Op-Ed

Prepare now for uncertain tomorrow

Even after years of success, business leadership is a continuing adventure.Strategic business owners know where they want to go. But as they look around...

Bitcoin is (probably) here to stay

In case you hadn’t noticed, bitcoin has made a major comeback. After falling below $4,000 for much of 2018, the price recently reached almost...
IN THE DARK: General Assembly leaders Nicholas A. Mattiello, left, the speaker of the House, and Dominick J. Ruggerio, Senate president, have left the budget for the next fiscal year until the last minute, a tradition that does not serve the state well.
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Yet again, a broken budget process leaves public in the dark

It’s no surprise that the budget for the next fiscal year is being voted on by the General Assembly at the last second. That...

Prov. schools need major change now

Could a report be more damning?Commissioned after the spring test score results for students in Providence schools and performed by a team led by...

Fighting climate change is good business

The New York State Assembly recently passed what Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the most aggressive clean-energy target in the United States, requiring New York...

Internet is everywhere, but U.S. jobs that support it aren’t

The internet was supposed to render geography irrelevant. But the corporations that dominate the internet have turned out to be remarkably concentrated, geographically speaking....
SPENDING PRIORITIES: Yet again, the General Assembly seems to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s programs designed to grow Rhode Island’s economy, in this case through improved worker-training ­programs.
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Yet again, GA chooses spending over investment in R.I.’s future

It is clear what vision of Rhode Island the General Assembly has.Rather than slowing down the elimination of the state’s car tax, the fiscal...

Reaching west remains a good plan

More than 11 years ago, Providence Business News published an Op-Ed piece written by Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.,...

Opportunity zones: The last great neoliberal experiment

The opportunity zones created by the federal tax reform of 2017 have all been set up, and the money has started to flow. When...

Bank stress tests are too easy

Stress tests for the country’s largest banks have never been as tough as they need to be. For one, they don’t capture important second-round...
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