Topic: economy

Party leaders discuss common ground

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Party leaders discuss common ground

March 19, 2019 0 comments

A prominent Democrat and a prominent Republican came together Monday afternoon to stage a lively discussion in the spirit of “disagreeing without being disagreeable,” said Tom Perez ’83 P ’18, chair of the Democratic National Committee.

Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

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Kramer ’20: Brown alums should invest in Providence

February 26, 2019 0 comments

I think I speak for many Brown students in saying that Providence is the city we have unexpectedly fallen in love with. Over four years, we have come to call Providence our home, embracing its Italian flare and New England quintessence. The city that nestles College Hill gives us so […]

Professor W. Brad Wilcox (left), Ethan Shire ’19 (middle) and Professor Glenn Loury (right) discussed the impact of marriage on adults, children and society as a whole through a sociological and economic lens.

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Watson panel extols virtues of marriage

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Professor of Economics Glenn Loury and Professor W. Brad Wilcox, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia, engaged in a discussion titled “Perspectives on Family Structure, Marriage, and Inequality” last night.

Moderator Gene Valicenti facilitated debate among the four candidates on topics including public education and government corruption.

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Gubernatorial candidates clash on economy, gun safety

November 2, 2018 0 comments

In the final televised gubernatorial debate , the four candidates clashed over whether incumbent Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo deserved credit for improving Rhode Island’s economy and prompted heated discussions about education, school safety and the controversial public benefits registration system.

University develops plan to spur state economic innovation

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University develops plan to spur state economic innovation

October 19, 2018 0 comments

In an effort to strengthen ties to the Rhode Island community and promote dynamic economic growth, the University partnered with the government, industry and other universities to launch the Brown and the Innovation Economy initiative June 28.

State to consider raising minimum wage

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State to consider raising minimum wage

March 15, 2018 0 comments

On March 14, a fight was taking place at the Rhode Island State House — the fight for higher pay. The State Senate Committee on Labor heard four bills yesterday intended to raise the minimum wage.

Nobel prize winner talks economy, common good

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Nobel prize winner talks economy, common good

October 31, 2017 0 comments

Studying economics doesn’t necessarily mean selling your soul.