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Who Will Win? Portland’s Taxi Protectionism Versus the Right to Earn a Living

Cascade has been involved in helping deregulate Portland’s transportation network since we helped open the taxi market in the mid-1990s. At that time, the City Council was persuaded in part by a winning entry in our Oregon Better Government Competition … Continue reading

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Don’t Raise the Minimum Wage—End It!

On May Day I was a guest on a new “progressive” Portland radio station arguing against not only raising the minimum wage, but the policy itself. I was outnumbered four to one on the show, so it was a fair … 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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An Outsider’s Perspective on Portland Policy

By John Glennon I am not a native Portlander; but the summer I have spent here has given me some interesting insights into the culture of the city, the Pacific Northwest, and the West Coast. Working at Cascade Policy Institute … 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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Cascade places freedom billboards around Portland!

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