Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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Op-Ed

Fed has power to push world into recession

The U.S. Federal Reserve holds inordinate sway over the world’s economies – yet it acts, in some ways, like they don’t really matter. Its power...
Yahaira “Jay” Placencia

The building of Hispanic wealth in R.I.

Every year at this time – Hispanic Heritage Month – we collectively celebrate the economic, cultural and social contributions of the Hispanic-Latino community to...

U.S. needs to issue more work visas

Many employers in manufacturing, aviation and other industries are having trouble finding enough workers. The gap between the demand for labor and its supply was...

Our aging infrastructure is under pressure from climate change

The 1960s and 1970s were a golden age of infrastructure development in the U.S., with the expansion of the interstate system and widespread construction...

Low child poverty levels could have been lower

The U.S. government will likely report this month that for 2021 its most accurate measure of child poverty was the lowest on record. This...

New clean-energy incentives not enough

The Inflation Reduction Act is stuffed with subsidies for everything from electric vehicles to heat pumps, and incentives for just about every form of...

Gulf of Mexico is the place for offshore turbines

With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which contains $370 billion for climate and energy programs, policy experts are forecasting a big expansion...

What’s next for telemedicine? Patients, providers should decide

Telemedicine use exploded when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person care difficult. Now, two years later, providers and policymakers must decide what...
James T. Brett
guest column

CHIPS Act a win for region’s economy

After nearly two years and multiple iterations, Congress recently passed a sweeping piece of bipartisan legislation aimed at bolstering domestic semiconductor manufacturing, as well...

It’s still unclear if recession is coming

The U.S. economy added more jobs than expected in June, signaling the labor market remains strong even as the Federal Reserve tries to weaken it to...
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