Re: A New Year Begins…
Trying to effect change in Rhode Island at even the local level has been a monumental struggle with almost no success to show for it. Frankly, after years of trying, I have concluded it is not worth the effort.
I crossed the state border again this Fall, this time leaving Rhode Island permanently. I recommend it highly. It’s relatively easy, too.
And it is liberating to rediscover that the need to fight the colossal failure that is Rhode Island is optional.
It appears that nothing will change until there is a total collapse. So let the rats go down with the Rhode Island ship. It’s apparently the only possible way to get rid of them.
It’s sad, isn’t it? Because it did not (and does not) have to happen that way. Which is a common conclusion when looking retrospectively at crises.
Meanwhile, some (updated) previous reflections:
Meaningless talk and inaction in a crisis: Why Rhode Island’s crisis will get worse before it gets better & what to do about it
Lessons for Rhode Island from Silicon Valley: An historical reflection on an actual innovation economy
Innovation and the entrepreneurial business culture revisited