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Inflation inequality is a thing, and it’s getting worse

The fastest rate of inflation in 40 years is hurting families across the U.S. who are seeing ever-higher prices for everything from meat and...
Jane A. Hayward

Make healthy lives for all Rhode Islanders a top priority

Over the last few years, we’ve worked closely together as co-chairs of the Rhode Island Foundation-initiated long-term health planning effort. During that time, we’ve...

Some polarization is good, but this is bad

For the first time, the U.S. has been classified as a “backsliding democracy” in a global assessment of democratic societies by the International Institute...

Many states unprepared for broadband windfall

The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into expanding broadband internet access. But it’s at the state level where the financial rubber meets...

Crucial competition for world’s best minds

Driven largely by the global pandemic, the number of international students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities fell by 15% – or 161,401 students...

‘Average user’ data misses harm of social media

Fall 2021 has been filled with a steady stream of media coverage arguing that Meta’s Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram social media platforms pose a...

High school internships offer employers advantages

There has never been a better time for employers to recruit and develop a broader, more diverse talent pool than now. The new reality...

Taxing billionaires’ wealth will never work

The speed with which a tax on billionaires came and went as a means to pay for President Joe Biden’s economic agenda shows why...

In education system, school librarian as crucial as ever

School librarians hear the question all the time: Why do we need school libraries and school librarians when students have the internet? The perception is...

Climate change is an infrastructure problem

Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so for electric-vehicle chargers –...

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