Great Recession

Carolyn Rafaelian’s father founded this factory, Cinerama, in 1966. While much of Rhode Island’s manufacturing has moved overseas, this factory is still in business, producing jewelry for Rafaelian’s company, Alex and Ani.

Rhode Island, hard hit by recession, slow to recover

Apr 23, 2015
Pre-recession, the housing boom in Rhode Island helped mask manufacturing woes.
Posted In: local economy, state economies, Rhode Island, Great Recession, economic recovery

More workers get crammed into less space

Jul 1, 2014
Businesses have added back jobs since the recession, but not office space.
Posted In: office, Great Recession, Jobs
Hungry and Homeless, a photo by James Jordan

Giving homes to the homeless without preconditions

Jun 27, 2014
Research shows that offering aid without preconditions has better results.
Posted In: homeless, Great Recession

The aftertaste of bailouts

May 23, 2014
Geithner is spending a heck of a press tour defending his view. Is it working?
Posted In: Timothy Geithner, Great Recession, financial bailout