Category Archives: Oregon Economic Opportunity

Cascade Board Member Gilion Dumas Coaches PSU Debaters

Cascade Policy Institute Board member Gilion Dumas recently spent 90 minutes with six young women at Portland State University who were preparing for a debate with their peers about the issue of mandatory sick leave. The women were part of … Continue reading

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Oregon’s Tax Freedom Day

Watchdog.org published this guest article by Cascade’s publications director Kathryn Hickok for Tax Freedom Day 2015. By Kathryn Hickok | Watchdog Opinion “Are you working to live, or living to work?” Well, maybe you’re working for runaway government spending. According … Continue reading

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Gasoline and Greed

By William B. Conerly, Ph.D. Why have gasoline prices come down so much? Certainly global prices for crude oil have dropped, but why did the local gas station operator drop prices that you and I pay? A year ago I … Continue reading

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The Minimum Wage Doesn’t Apply to Everyone

The concept that everyone should earn at least some government-mandated minimum wage is politically very appealing. It’s almost the classic example of taking from the few and giving to the many. “The few” in this case are portrayed as rich … Continue reading

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Who Makes Less Than Minimum Wage?

By Trent England The Wall Street Journal recently reported about small business owners losing their health insurance, or facing expensive rate increases, thanks to ObamaCare. Several thousand of the nation’s smallest business owners—sole proprietors and the self-employed—were kicked off their small-business plans by … Continue reading

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The Portland Taxi Cartel’s Worst Nightmare

Have you ever taken a taxicab to the airport because you thought it would be cheaper than paying for parking? Well, I thought the plan was golden until I learned a taxi costs $55 dollars to get from my apartment … Continue reading

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Job Creation Shouldn’t Be Our Goal

The next time someone argues that we need government to “create jobs,” show him or her this three-minute video. Then show it to them again, and again, until they grasp the concept:

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Cascade in the Capitol: Opposition to more subsidies of student higher education costs

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler has proposed that the state obligate its citizens to repaying hundreds of millions of dollars in General Obligation bonds to subsidies student higher education costs. Below is the prepared testimony that I gave to a House … 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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