Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

3 responses to “Community Inequality Is Biggest Economic Obstacle in RI”

  1. DeusEx

    So restore all the money to the cities and towns and they won’t be struggling anymore. That would be nice, but from where is all that magical money supposed to come?

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  2. simon846

    Great piece. “The Spirit Level” documents the evidence that inequality is what is killing us and destroying the quality of our communities. So is it time to allow cities to tax payrolls?

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  3. leftyrite

    The more I hear the things that governor Chafee says in private or in small forums, the more I respect his opinions and his judgment in general.

    But, to repeat an older theme, doesn’t the governor realize that his word isn’t getting out?

    Words, language, themes are the stock-in-trade of a political leader. If they aren’t getting out widely enough, it’s almost as if they had never been spoken in the first place.

    Too many politicians are already making the claim of moral authority. If they run for office and win, they have a greater responsibility than that.

    They have the responsibility to win the real battles, the governing ones that have must less to do with elections.

    Governor, your message is not getting out to the degree that it must. We await your organized, tactical, material response to that problem. 

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