Criminal Penalties Should be Levied only on those with a Guilty Mind Download the full Policy Brief here … No person should be convicted of a crime without the government proving that he or she intended to violate a law or knew that his or her conduct was unlawful. Generally, criminal offenses under Rhode […]
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Ocean State Current joins Breitbart, Heritage, and Franklin in “Future Of Journalism Summit” Click here to see national news stories about what people are saying about the Summit … The Ocean State Current, the news wing of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, will participate with the Heritage Foundation and the Franklin Center for Government […]
Are local governments unknowingly or purposely hiding the truth from its residents? How do you solve a problem if some don’t think there is a problem? An online debate is underway and the sides are taking shape. On one side are: the City of Warwick, its local newspaper, and State officials. On the other side are: current and former Warwick city council members, a scholar from a nationally recognized think tank, and our own Center for Freedom.
38 Studios style Cronysism is not Capitalism. Systematized handouts of $50 million/yr can be put to better use. Cronyism is the transfer of public money to businesses and organizations through the peddling of influence. Our Centef for Freedom calls for an end to the practice of corporate welfare in the General Assembly and to defund the Economic Development Corp. (EDC), preventing it from spending or putting at risk any taxpayer dollars …
The RI Center for Freedom’s CEO, Mike Stenhouse served on a panel in NYC in May, discussing the true scope of state and local pension plans, the politics involved, and the coalitions formed to promote the need for reform in RI.
Many Rhode Islanders seeking work must prove themselves worthy to the State of Rhode Island’s arbitrary standards via regulations that require costly fees and burdensome levels of training. For some, A LICENSE TO WORK could be preventing them from earning a paycheck instead of receiving a welfare check.
The Ocean State Current, an online news bureau and a division of the non-partisan think thank – the Rhode Island Center for Freedom of Prosperity – announced today that it plans to hire an investigative reporter to complement its existing online content. The Current is actively conducting a search and is now accepting applications. The full-time […]
CALL FOR INTERNS! Free-market think tank seeks student interns 2017-18 INTERNSHIP Opportunities: Virtual positions available (contact the Center for more details) THE RI CENTER FOR FREEDOM & PROSPERITY, Rhode Island’s premier public policy education and research center, seeks ambitious students who would like to sharpen their writing, debating, researching, media and event-organizing skills and learn […]
We all remember the public outrage when Enron and other corporations were exposed for conducting fraudulent accounting practices … and rightly so. But why should we be any less concerned about accounting malpractice when it comes to our cities’ public pensions? Send a copy of this letter to your city officials today.
RI-STAMP (State Tax Analysis and Modeling Program) was developed by the Beacon Hill Institute and was customized for the state of Rhode Island for the exclusive use by the RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity. Various versions of STAMP have been successfully utilized throughout the country as a credible predictor of the effects of tax […]