Monthly Archives: September 2011

Sal Khan Schools Oregon Legislators

Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, started making online videos to tutor his cousins. The videos gained popularity far beyond his cousins as kids across the country started benefiting from Mr. Khan’s clear and free lessons. He quit his day … Continue reading

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The $1.5 Billion Milwaukie Light Rail Alternative

The video above is to help illustrate the enormity of $1.5 billion, and how little we will actually get for putting in the Milwaukie Light Rail line. We realize many of you will want to know how we arrived at … Continue reading

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Capitalism will outlast terrorism

(Reprinted from Cascade’s Fall 2002 Cascade Update newsletter) One year after the September 11th attack on America, I recalled a 1993 speech that Steve Forbes of Forbes magazine gave at Hillsdale College in Michigan. It’s even more relevant today as … Continue reading

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September 11th ten years later

Hopefully, this tenth anniversary of the terrible attack on America passes peacefully. Just like July 4th wasn’t recognized as a symbolic day until some years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, we still may not know the full extent … Continue reading

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Unemployment Insurance According to the President’s New Advisor

President Obama recently appointed Alan Krueger of Princeton to be his new chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. As the Wall Street Journal recently recognized, Mr. Krueger has written about the effects of unemployment insurance on the unemployed. Namely, … Continue reading

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