Rhode Island is in Crisis!! You knew that already, didn't you? You've been hearing it for years. But haven't you wondered, since everyone knows there's a crisis, why can't we just deal with it? Is it the powerful unions? Could it be our liberal spending? Or might it be that the conventional story about what ails Rhode Island is just plain wrong? Join Tom Sgouros, independent journalist and editor of the Rhode Island Policy Reporter, in an examination of what's really going on in our state. Admire the bad statistics, willful ignorance, and astonishing blind spots behind the crazy policy choices our governments (and citizens) make. Featuring: Budget demystification! State finance derring-do! Economic jiggery-pokery! Amaze your friends! Irritate your adversaries! Become a better advocate! Read this book!