Greg Gerritt

Health Innovation Policy for the People: Undercutting profit motive for better outcomes

For at least the last 25 years, Rhode Island has relied on the medical-industrial complex to serve as an economic engine. The quest for patentable, scalable cures for the diseases of industrialism has taken up a huge amount of the energy and resources devoted to economic development in RI. There are deep-seated problems with this […]

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Stop Digging: To get out of this hole, we have to stop building fossil fuel facilities

Climate change because of deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels is the existential crisis of our times. The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has gone from 280 parts per million to 410 parts per million since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, and almost all of the buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere has […]

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Letter to the Editor: Recreational Marijuana and Security Clearances

Recently, executives at Electric Boat complained that if Rhode Island legalizes recreational marijuana, it will make it hard to find workers who can get security clearances. Electric Boat makes things designed to kill people, which is why its workers need security clearances. I think it is better for people to smoke marijuana than build new […]

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