CASCADE POLICY INSTITUTE

Promoting opportunity for Oregonians

Cascade Policy Institute brings clarity on state and local issues in Oregon, which are often misunderstood through media or party rhetoric. Cascade is not affiliated with any political party or organization. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and education organization, Cascade encourages exploration and debate on questions of policy and the role of government in a free society.

Cascade’s mission is to develop and promote public policy alternatives that foster individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity. Cascade promotes property rights, incentives, markets and decentralized decision-making.

Cascade advances these values by sharing its research with the public, the media, and state and local lawmakers through publications, educational programs, community forums and special events.

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Deal With It—Commuters Need Cars

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By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. How did you get to work today? If you’re like 80% of Portland-area commuters, you rode ...

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Why Cap-and-Trade Can’t Be “Tweaked”

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon is less than three months away from the next meeting of the Legislature and cap-...

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Miss Virginia

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By Miranda Bonifield Virginia Walden Ford is a mom whose extraordinary sacrifice and determination changed no...

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Voters Should Reject Ballot Measure 26-203

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By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. By now, Oregon voters have received their ballots for the November 5 election. One of t...

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