Telling Our Less Fortunate Citizens Where the Opportunity Is

I’ve got a piece in today’s Providence Journal explaining two realities that ought to be considered in tandem: that Rhode Island is toppling or driving away those who make enough to be net gains for the state to the benefit of those who are net drains, and that there are really much better opportunities for low-skilled workers elsewhere.
Readers interested in some relevant charts can find them here.

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Ben
Ben
13 years ago

Well said Justin. It made me think of this line from Tarzan’s New York Adventure.
Tarzan: [inside the smoke-filled Club Moonbeam in New York] Smell like a Swahili swamp. Why people stay?
Jane: It’s what they call having a good time.

Mike
Mike
13 years ago

Why should the leave when the welfare programs top the nation in generosity?

rhody
rhody
13 years ago

Just a thought after a member of my family made the mistake yesterday of visiting a police department in the morning to file an accident report: Our fine policemen and women won’t be too thrilled with your plan for a diaspora of Dunkin Donuts’ employment pool.

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