Monthly Archives: May 2012

Will an Education Czar solve Oregon’s education problems?

Governor Kitzhaber’s latest attempt to reform education in Oregon took a major step forward today with his Oregon Education Investment Board’s hire of Rudy Crew as the state’s first Chief Education Officer, our very own education czar. Not to be … Continue reading

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Rural Freedom Project – Juniper Entrepreneur

Gerard Joseph Lebreque talks with Cascade Policy Institute about his struggles with regulations on juniper and his life in rural Oregon. SEE THE VIDEO. Continue reading

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Predicting TriMet’s Death Spiral

The Oregonian had a good page-one story on Sunday about the TriMet death spiral. The agency is steadily devolving from a transit district to a retirement and health-care center, with unsustainable fringe benefit costs that now far exceed the mere … Continue reading

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Still, No Plan(ners) required

In 2003 the Portland Business Journal editorialized about how Portland needed a grand economic plan – soon. I responded, arguing that, no, what we needed was freedom – and soon. Today, The Oregonian made a similar central planning case in … Continue reading

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So you want to go to Harvard for free?

Come fall 2012, you can! You don’t need to be in Boston because the courses will be offered online, along with courses from the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, commonly known as MIT. The two schools announced Thursday that they would … Continue reading

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What is the Cascade Policy Institute?

Ever thought to yourself: What in the world is a think tank and why should I care about it? Then you need to check this out! Learn about what we do at the Cascade Policy Institute and how you can … Continue reading

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