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Amid the gloom, a one-man optimism offense
Seven or eight years ago, with the state's economy aflutter and Providence in ascendance, Scott Wolf thought Rhode Island was finally starting to shed its inferiority complex.
Chins Up Dept.
| February 26, 2010
The Mighty Wind
The Rhode Island recession, among the worst in the country, has become something of a national curiosity: how could such a little state be in such big trouble?
New England is answering Obama's clarion call and beginning to harvest its most viable renewable energy source. In Rhode Island, can Deepwater also blow life into our ailing economy?
| August 21, 2009
Why Rhode Island is hurting
If the nation’s fiscal crisis confirms that Rhode Island isn’t alone in facing serious economic woes, the state doesn’t suffer from a lack of other challenges.
Bad days are here, and there is little in the past to make the future seem hopeful
| October 02, 2008
Can’t anybody here play this game?
The need to reinvent Rhode Island’s economic infrastructure — which remains anemic compared with most of its neighbors in New England — is more urgent than ever.
Rhode Island remains trapped between economic distress and missed opportunities
| May 21, 2008
Sisyphus, the Dems, ’Gansett, and the Sox
University of Rhode Island economics professor Leonard Lardaro has joined an evocative phrase to describe the state’s seemingly perpetual budget problems: Rhode Island and Sisyphus Plantations.
Not for nothing
| January 30, 2008
Why RI Republicans fail
Providence Journal op-ed columnist Edward Achorn has made repeated reference to the apparent “learned helplessness” of Rhode Islanders.
Quick to blame Democrats, the local GOP can’t seem to find candidates or a long-term plan of its own
| November 14, 2007
The brain drain
Rhode Island is lucky to have Kipp Bradford.
Rhode island needs a more robust economy to retain the young and the educated
| February 15, 2007
How will speaker Murphy use his power?
It was no big surprise when House Speaker William J. Murphy recently presented his wife, Stacey, with a bunch of roses — as thanks, he said, for the nights he had missed dinner while working late at the State House.
A brain drain, looming deficits, and other challenges await solutions
| January 10, 2007
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