I've looked at some numbers related to pensions and the local economy, including the fact that the state sends $142 million in public pension payouts out of state.
It cannot be "theft" for government to reduce public employee pensions unless it is also theft for government to take money from taxpayers in order to pay them.
It turns out that requiring teachers to work another five years actually saves in salary costs, over the long run.
As an example, I've estimated the effects of an underperforming market on the current and proposed public pension systems.
Free marketers aren't being fair (or thorough) in their response to a Vatican document on global financial reform.
Somehow, the challenge of existing on the average national food stamp allotment doesn't strike me as all that daunting.
I'll be going on the Helen Glover Show, WHJJ 920 AM, at 7:45, this morning to talk some more about hybrids and pension reform in general.
To illustrate my point about Treasurer Raimondo's hybrid pension plan, I've posted some pie charts.
My second pension post on the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity site points out that the anticipated per-employee cost of the hybrid system will actually be higher than the price that taxpayers are currently being given for pensions.
Several of the hot-button proposals in Treasurer Raimondo's pension reform are a negotiating numbers game.
The Providence Journal's coverage of Occupy Providence differs markedly from its handling of the RI Tea Party.
Large percentages of legislators in RI oppose in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, but large percentages also don't appear willing to go on the record stating an opinion.
Letting government get too involved in shaping the local economy is not a route toward entrepreneurship.
RI leaders are traveling the country looking for ways to create behemoth, centralized economic players, when they should be concentrating on easing regulations, mandates, and taxes
If the State of Rhode Island imposes a municipal dictator, don't dare challenge the move in court.
Chinese gates around food that's actually healthy is a pretty good symbol of communism.
RI Gov. Chafee doesn't seem to understand the real significance of benefits for illegal immigrants.
A widely cited report supporting the expansion of in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants is almost entirely incorrect in its purported findings.
The folks orchestrating pension reform are putting on quite a show, because they're once again going to take the easy way out.
Mention of David Cicilline at Monday's GetMotivated seminar received a deserving boo.