Recent Publications

Is Oregon Getting More Business Unfriendly?

Steve Buckstein | February 10, 2016
Oregon is known as a small business state. Few large corporations are headquartered here, and current policy debates in the legislature and measures headed for ...  read more

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Law Perverts Compassion into Coercion

Steve Buckstein | February 2, 2016
Picture two Oregon workers. One, a highly skilled and educated woman named Kate, earns well over $40 per hour based on a 40-hour work week. ...  read more

Will Oregon Price the Least-Skilled out of the Workforce…Too Slowly?

Steve Buckstein | January 20, 2016
As Oregon’s February legislative session approaches, Governor Kate Brown wants to head off a contentious minimum wage ballot measure that would raise Oregon’s rate up ...  read more
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Video

Event Video – Ending the Public Employee Union Stranglehold on State Politics

| September 14, 2015
The Executive Club and Cascade Policy Institute were pleased to welcome David Nott, president of Reason Foundation, at the Executive Club’s September 2, 2015 dinner ... read more

Event Video – Mark Skousen’s View of What Leads to Economic Growth May Surprise You

| August 20, 2015
Cascade Policy Institute presents Professor Mark Skousen, named “one of the top 20 most influential living economists,” as he reveals “What Hidden Forces Lead to ... read more

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
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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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