Progress Requires Freedom

Those who subscribe to the principles of individual liberty, limited government and free markets call themselves by many names, including conservative, liberal and libertarian. Cascade combines an appreciation for private enterprise and the market process with a respect for civil liberties. In short, we believe that human happiness, prosperity and social harmony require a limited government that upholds property rights and leaves individuals free to pursue their dreams.

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Scare Tactics Not Working in Road Tax Debates

John Charles | November 19, 2014
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently issued a report describing the deteriorating condition of Oregon highways. The authors estimate that the cumulative cost to the state economy from poor ...  read more

Tear Down Oregon’s (Self-Created) Berlin Walls!

Steve Buckstein | November 14, 2014
The Berlin Wall came down twenty-five years ago this week. The Wall, which separated East and West Berlin, was one of the most powerful visible symbols of the metaphoric “Iron ...  read more

Arizonans Gain the “Right to Try” to Save Their Lives

Cascade Policy Institute | November 12, 2014
Amid last week’s election excitement, Arizonans overwhelmingly approved their “Right to Try” referendum, allowing terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs that have completed basic FDA safety testing but are ...  read more

A Time for Choosing

Steve Buckstein | November 5, 2014
Did you choose between a left or right in yesterday’s election? If that phrase sounds familiar, perhaps you watched an emerging leader utter it 50 years ago last week. In ...  read more

2014 Fall Newsletter

Cascade Policy Institute | October 30, 2014
See what Cascade Policy Institute has been up to in the Fall of 2014 in our latest newsletter.  read more

Who’s Accountable to Parents?

Kathryn Hickok | November 21, 2014
Controversial Seaside Conference Provokes Questions About Parents’ Rights in Education KOIN 6 News’ Carla Castano reported this week that children as young as 11 have been attending an “adolescent sex conference” held annually in Seaside, Oregon. The conference, which involves some taxpayer money, is directed ...  read more

Things We Take for Granted

Kathryn Hickok | November 10, 2014
If your kitchen has white ovenproof baking dishes featuring little blue flowers, you can thank Dr. Donald Stookey, who died last week at age 99. Dr. Stookey was the scientist and inventor who created CorningWare, “a type of glass so strong that the military used ...  read more

Watch Georgie the Dog Bust the “Oregon Myth”

Kathryn Hickok | October 29, 2014
What’s wrong with Oregon? Where are the jobs? And why is there so much traffic? If you’ve ever wondered why Oregon is the way it is, “Beyond the Oregon Myth” can explain it to you. This new online film by Third Century Solutions takes you ...  read more
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