Providence Wants to Tax College Students

By Conor Clarke

The mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, seems to be under the impression that the presence of several large colleges and universities is a drain on the "resources" of the city, instead of a gigantic boon to its economic and cultural well being. Thus does he reason himself to one of the stupidest public policy proposals ever

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