Author Archives: Sarah Ross Wolf

Strolling Along a Closed Champs Elysées

A late night stroll along the famous Paris street Champs Elysées may leave a less-than-desired experience for tourists hoping to stop by some of the street’s popular shops. As labor unions in America struggle to organize more groups of employees … Continue reading

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Protecting consumers by forcing businesses to overcharge them?

Town car and taxi regulations across the country are facing heat for requiring certain “luxury” businesses to charge more for their services than other businesses, like taxis. In Portland, the City recently enforced fines and a threat of suspension against … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Coffee to Benefit the Poor?

For several years, consumers have been becoming more aware of how their purchases affect the poor in other countries. One result of such awareness has been the creation of the “Fair Trade” coffee brand. “Fair trade” coffee has been certified … Continue reading

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New Tax Regs Would Stifle Rural Businesses’ Online Success

Despite some economic recovery for the state, sixteen of Oregon’s most rural counties still see unemployment rates above 6 percent. Young people living in those areas often must leave their families and home communities to find jobs in more urban … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Health Care and Hair Braiding

In the waning days of the legislative session in Salem, Cascadians are still at work representing the views of free-market and limited-government Oregonians. On Monday, Steve Buckstein took up the fight against single payer health care, testifying about the negatives … Continue reading

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Freedom in Film: The Hunger Games (2012)

Images of freedom often involve fireworks, flags, and protests; but these aren’t the acts of freedom most people witness on a daily basis. Instead, human freedom is expressed through the personal choices and small decisions we make in our everyday … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Sales Tax and TriMet

Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein talked with legislators in Salem this week about the need to reform the TriMet transit agency and why Oregon voters are wary of instituting a sales tax. On Monday, John Charles testified before the … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Marijuana, ODOT, and the Energy Trust of Oregon

While much of the media this week focused on gun control bills, Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein brought attention to government spending, marijuana, and the “Tax That Won’t Die,” aka the Oregon Public Purpose Charge. On Monday, John Charles … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Commuter Rail to Salem and Tax Increase Warnings

Nearing the end of March, events in the Capitol have slowed down a bit. Despite that, Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein still speak to our elected leaders in the legislature, bringing free-market and fiscally responsible perspectives to issues under … Continue reading

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This Week in the Capitol: Virtual Schools, Tobacco Taxes, and Land-Use

We are a month and a half into Oregon’s 2013 legislative session. Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein are in the capitol several days each week, bringing free-market and fiscally responsible perspectives to issues before numerous committees. On Tuesday, Steve … Continue reading

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