Recent Publications

Oregon’s Prescription-Only Cold Medicine Law Needs a New Look

Steve Buckstein | July 22, 2014
In recent years, Cascade Policy Institute has tracked and analyzed the effectiveness of a 2006 Oregon state law that requires all citizens to obtain a ...  read more

Common Sense this Independence Day

Steve Buckstein | July 4, 2014
I’ve taken two tours of Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Though it was full of vivid history about the signers of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration, I don’t ...  read more

U.S. Supreme Court rules that freedom of association trumps public sector union demands

Steve Buckstein | June 30, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in Harris v. Quinn that home health care workers in Illinois cannot be forced to pay public sector union dues because ...  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’s Self-Service Gas Prohibition Probably Won’t End—But It Should

Only two states prohibit motorists from pumping their own gasoline: New Jersey and Oregon. I’m not sure what excuses the powers-that-be use in New Jersey, ... read more

The Last Communist City: Havana or Portland?

It’s clearly a stretch to describe Portland as a communist city, but there is an eerie similarity between Portland and the real communist city of ... read more
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