Editorial and Op-Ed

GOOD FIT: The Aquidneck Club in Portsmouth offers a host of amenities, including an equestrian center. General Manager Ron Woods says such nongolf attractions must be well-planned to succeed. 
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Golf clubs’ course correction toward families a lesson learned

Rhode Island’s many mesmerizing water vistas make it a natural haven for golf clubs, which have long catered to recreational and business interests. In...

Appreciate preservation successes

Stories detailing public anger over historical properties lost to insensitive development are unfortunately all too common. But it’s important to also recognize the many successful...

Trillion-dollar is just what the economy needs right now

The federal budget deficit was just shy of $1 trillion for fiscal year 2019, prompting the usual hand-wringing about the long-term fiscal health of...

Don’t assume it’s futile to tax the rich

For as long as I’ve been an economics journalist , the mainstream view among economists has been that taxing capital – corporate profits, dividends,...

State needs new direction on housing

The Great Recession is often pointed to as when construction of new single-family homes precipitously dropped, and from which the state has yet to...
NOT WORKING: Democratic Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Oct. 22 lawsuit over marijuana regulatory power was the latest example of her fractured relationship with legislative leaders from her own political party. 
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Raimondo, GA leaders must stop sniping, find common ground

The fractured working relationship between Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and legislative leaders from her own party in the Democrat-controlled General Assembly is again on...
Jason Albuquerque
guest column

Beware: Cybercriminals could be profiling you

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it is a good time to remember that cybercriminals are constantly on the hunt for new ways to...
Peter Brown

At New England Economic Summit, caution flag raised for 2020

There is currently a lot of debate over what’s to come for the U.S. and global economies. Many are quite confident a recession is...

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...
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