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Truce in the Pension Wars
Truce in the Pension Wars
A Win for Rhode Island’s Pension Reform

Unions in Rhode Island have swallowed a pension reform plan after the state tweaked some of its provisions in a settlement. That’s a win for the state’s Democratic governor.

Truce in the Pension Wars
Can Public Pensions Be Fair to Later Generations?

One example from Europe suggests yes—if you’re willing to save, scrutinize, and countenance some heated debate between workers and retirees.

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Crude Economics

If the Saudis don’t bite the bullet next month, the cartel’s relevance will fade significantly.

Why We Can't Have Nice Things

An expert working on the project cautions the MTA may miss its next deadline.

Higher Ed Shake Up

New low-cost programs are carving out a critical space in the U.S. higher education system.


Hint: it isn’t pretty.

Blue Model Blues

Kicking the can down the road is turning into a hobby for PA lawmakers.

Xi who must be obeyed

The Chinese President’s new status as “core” leader will strengthen his hand, but rifts remain within the Party.

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