Rhode Island the ‘Land of Zombies’?

In lamenting public apathy over Rhode Island having the worst business climate in the country, Providence Journal columnist Ed Achorn dubs this state the “land of zombies”:

In a healthier state, such a frightening report card might prod the public to turn off the TV, call their legislators, convene protests, write letters and demand the politicians’ heads on a platter. Leaders, driven by shame or fear, might produce legislation to turn this around.

But here, in the land of zombies, no one apologizes, no one is held accountable, no one even seems to care.

According to Achorn, everyone is at fault: Gov. Carcieri, dimwitted legislators, and voters who reward incumbents for “disastrous economic policies.” Read the column here.


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