Author Archives: Todd Wynn

A Defense of Free Market Environmentalism

By Nick Sibilla On July 30, the Washington Post published my letter to the editor where I argued for the privatization of America’s national parks. In response to an earlier op-ed (which claimed the National Park Service was a “prime … Continue reading

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Former intern published on thefire.org

Check out an opinion article from Rachel Cheeseman, former intern for Oregon Capitol News, about freedom of thought in higher education. http://thefire.org/article/13405.html

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Farmageddon Coming to Portland!

Farmageddon is coming to Portland! July 23 to 26, 2011 at the Hollywood Theater This compelling new documentary examines the government’s attack on small family farms.  Filmmaker Kristin Canty uses the stories of farmers, co-ops, and other real food providers … Continue reading

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Climategate 2: Don’t Give Greenpeace a Chance

By Nick Sibilla The United Nations (UN) has found itself entangled in yet another climate scandal. First, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was involved in “Glaciergate,” where it claimed that Himalayan glaciers would melt in 25 years. … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Liberty Plunder Version

In this follow up video to The Philosophy of Liberty: Property, The Foundation for a Free Society explores Frederic Bastiat’s concept of Legal Plunder. Is it ever OK for government to steal your stuff and give it to someone else? … 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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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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Opening the door for more waste: House passes law to expand offset program

On Wednesday, the Oregon House voted to expand a 1997 law designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. On a 38-17 vote, twelve Republicans joined the chamber’s Democrats to pass the bill. In 1997, Oregon passed the nation’s first law (House … Continue reading

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Cascade releases 20th anniversary invitation parody video

Todd and Brian’s failed attempt at promoting Cascade’s 20th Anniversary Dinner Cruise on May 26th, 2011. If you still want to attend the dinner cruise in spite of watching this, email deanne@cascadepolicy.org or call (503) 242-0900 for more information. Click the … Continue reading

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