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Executive Club: Oregon’s (free market!) Environmentalist

Randal O’Toole a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute is one of the most respected thinkers and essayists to grace our meeting lectern and we are delighted to bring him back to mark the publication of his latest work, American Nightmare: How Government Undermines The Dream of Homeownership.

In American Nightmare, O’Toole says Portland Metro is aiming to reduce Portland-area single-family homes from 65 percent to 41 percent … this is nothing short of a war on home ownership.  The author also inveighs against government subsidies for housing by illustrating how subsidies do more harm than good by actually making housing more expensive.

O’Toole contends that the elimination of both land use-regulation and subsidies would increase homeownership rates to nearly 75 percent!  Be there to meet this original thinker and enjoy what is guaranteed to be a lively, informative and, above all, a thought provoking presentation.

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