Recent Publications

June 1st Public Debate: Do Citizens in a Free Society Have a Right to Privacy in Charitable Giving?

Steve Buckstein | May 12, 2015
Do you donate to any nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, or think tanks? Would you rather not be subject to possible retribution for supporting ...  read more

A Generational Mistake

Steve Buckstein | May 6, 2015
The Oregon Supreme Court last week struck down key 2013 legislative reforms to the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) that would have saved taxpayers ...  read more

Government-Imposed Minimum Wage Increases Don’t Work for Oregon Small Businesses

Steve Buckstein | April 10, 2015
The concept that everyone should earn at least some government-mandated minimum wage is politically very appealing. It’s almost the classic example of taking from the ...  read more
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Video

Vincent Vernuccio Talks on Worker Freedom

Steve Buckstein | September 9, 2013
Mackinac Center for Public Policy’s labor expert Vincent Vernuccio came to Portland in September to discuss how Michigan secured the freedom for employees to choose ... read more

Steve Buckstein debates the merits of Measure 85

Steve Buckstein | October 26, 2012
Steve Buckstein spoke to the Washington County Public Affairs Forum in September where he spoke out in opposition to Measure 85, a ballot initiative tasked with taking ... read more

Steve Buckstein interviewed about his commentary, Oregon’s Budget Transformation

| June 1, 2012
We sat down with Senior Policy Analyst, Steve Buckstein, to talk about government trying to do efficiently that which it shouldn't be doing at all. ... read more

Steve Buckstein explains Oregon’s slipping economic outlook

| April 17, 2012
We sat down with Cascade’s senior policy analyst, Steve Buckstein, to talk about his latest commentary describing Oregon’s falling on the Rich States, Poor States ... read more
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Audio

Oregon Children Deserve the Right to Try

Oregon hopefully will join twelve states that have enacted Right to Try legislation, allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs not yet approved by the ... read more

Human Achievement Hour 2015

This Saturday you’ll have the opportunity to vote with your light switches. Either turn your lights off from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time ... read more
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