"Governor Lincoln Chafee is seeking a contractor to... to determine the reasons for Rhode Island's performance in these studies."
I'd do it for free, but he wouldn't like the answer.
I recommend professional know-it-all RIFuture contributor John Speck. Having earlier supported the 38 Studios loan and defended the RIEDC, now he's full of explanations why the loan was a bad idea and the RIEDC needs to be radically reorganized according to his criteria.
I nearly fell over today when I read a Projo article in which local "economists" forecast the sate unemployment rate out to 2016 and - no joke- use actual decimal points in their estimates. Nassim Taleb would rightfully humiliate them for publishing such bunk.