Monthly Archives: May 2011

“Making tough choices” has led to more dedicated students, says superintendent

Today the Wall Street Journal published a thought-provoking article about fees in public high schools and the effects budget struggles have had on course availability and extracurricular enrollment. One superintendent drew an interesting conclusion about a valuable lesson to come out of … Continue reading

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Cascade Cruise Details

Ahoy, Cascade Cruisers! Just a reminder – the cruise is tomorrow – Thursday, May 26th!  If you are attending Cascade’s 20th Anniversary Dinner Cruise, here is some important information you will need to know: What do I wear? – The preferred dress code is business /cocktail attire. What should … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the boat

The RSVP deadline for Cascade Policy Institute’s Thursday evening May 26th 20th Anniversary Dinner Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit is this Monday, May 23rd. Join hundreds of other liberty loving Oregonians. Talk with our keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal editor … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary KBNP advertisement

Listen to the advertisement the wonderful people at KBNP made for our event… then go signup!! Listen here

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The Future? Higher Electricity Rates and More Oregonians on Assistance Programs

The Oregon Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue recently passed Senate Bill 863 (SB 863) which allows electric utilities to increase the amount of funds available for low-income assistance programs. The bill now moves to the Senate floor. Specifically, SB … Continue reading

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The Morality of Profit

Great video by the Atlas Foundation about the philanthropic giving of Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, and the morality of their profit. Are they giving back, or just giving?

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Tim Hawkins – The Government Can

Funny video by Tim Hawkins about government spending…

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The definitive Atlas Shrugged movie review

You won’t be surprised if I tell you that I’ve read more Atlas Shrugged movie reviews than I should have. The professional reviewers, almost to a person, despised it. The vast majority of ordinary people who saw it and wrote … Continue reading

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Misconceptions, myths and other assertions about renewable energy

Over my almost three years at Cascade Policy Institute, I have noticed that there are many misconceptions, myths and other assertions about renewable energy that need to be cleared up. This blog post is the first of many I hope … Continue reading

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Legislature Considers Anti-Virtual Charter School Bill Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m., the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education will hold a public hearing for a bill that essentially would force Oregon’s virtual charter schools to close. The bill (SB 927) closely resembles an idea that the … Continue reading

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