To better prepare and to encourage informed discussion at the Leadership Forum at Brown University, we recommend the following articles:
CASE STUDY: Tackling the BIG Issue: How Leadership Achieved Real Pension Reform in Rhode Island
The Allegory of the Cave - Excerpt from Plato's Republic
Truth in Numbers: The Security & Sustainability of Rhode Island's Retirement System - This is the report that helped make the case for the Rhode Island Pension Reform bill that recently passed.
Rhode Island pension reform success may spread to Illinois - Chicago Tribune editorial - Lessons from 'The Little State that Could': 'This is about math, not politics'
The Little State That Could - "Straight shooting Gina Raimondo overhauled Rhode Island's pension system in less than a year. Washington should sit up and take notes." (Time Magazine, Dec. 5, 2011)
Lessons From Rhode Island - "Bold changes to its pension plans have caught the attention of other states." (State Legislatures magazine, Feb 2012)
The Democrat Who Took the Unions - Wall Street Journal interview with Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo (WSJ, March 24, 2012)