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Trump’s wall threatens the nation’s defenses

Kudos to the Pentagon for shedding more light on an enduring mystery of Donald Trump’s administration: Who will pay for building a wall along...

Americans won’t pay carbon taxes

Much has been made of the willingness of Democratic presidential candidates to risk taking positions that aren’t popular with voters at large in order...
STOP OR GO? Will the public conflict over the proposed IGT deal with the state threaten the company’s commitment to stay in Rhode Island, or will it leave town, just like the Pawtucket Red Sox did? 
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Want a repeat of PawSox mess? Take a look at IGT...

While the calendar says it’s September, doesn’t it feel like Feb. 2? You know, Groundhog Day, when a rodent forecasts our weather and it...

OHIC helps keep health costs down

If you want to see an example of how regulation can help both individuals and business, take a look at the work of the...

Not all economists are corporate shills

The economics profession gets a lot of the blame for the increasing inequality in American society. Yet the career of Harvard University economist Martin...

Fed and ECB bend to markets ahead of economy

Fearing market disruptions, both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve will most likely take more stimulus measures this month regardless of what...
AN ECONOMIC MACHINE: The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, located in Middletown and Newport, has a yearly impact on the region of more than $1 billion.
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As NUWC celebrates birthday, R.I. can appreciate its role here

Two things stand out about the Naval Under­sea Warfare Center Division Newport. One is its scale. The 180-acre complex in Middletown and Newport employs nearly...

What if everyone applied to college?

The United States has a college-opportunity problem. University graduates earn higher lifetime wages and experience lower unemployment rates, but only about one-third of the...

Electoral College chaos looms

A federal appeals court has held that members of the Electoral College have a constitutional right to vote for a different presidential candidate than...

Experience can lead to excellence

Where could the jokes begin? They are experienced, seasoned, wizened even. But this is not a joking matter. What they really are is accomplished, needed and...
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