16 Jan

Espinoza and Equal Opportuni...

By Miranda Bonifield In 1926, an Oregon school controversy made it all the way to the nation’s Supreme Court. But the issue on the table wasn’t teacher pay, proper curriculum, or student safety. Oregon had outlawed private schools in a ...

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01 Jan

New Portland Design Guidelin...

By Rachel Dawson There is a homeless crisis in Portland. According to a recent count by Portland State University, the number of people found living in “unfit” conditions, such as in a tent outdoors, under a bridge or overpass, or in th...

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30 Dec

Press Release: Report shows ...

December 30, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Eric Fruits, Ph.D. (503) 242-0900 eric@cascadepolicy.org PORTLAND, Ore. – Research published by Cascade Policy Institute concludes workers, employers, and unions could benefi...

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30 Dec

Inter-Union Competition and ...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Labor unions exist to improve compensation and working conditions for union membership. Consequently, unions act to increase their own members’ wages and benefits. While unions benefit from inc...

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18 Dec

Don’t Pop the Champagne on O...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon is at near full employment. That’s good news, but don’t break out the champagne just yet. Our fizz may soon go flat. Job growth is slowing. And this year, the number of working-age people moving to the state...

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11 Dec

Why Wapato Is the Right Faci...

By Rachel Dawson On December 2, I had the opportunity to tour the Wapato Corrections Facility, along with about 100 others. It sits at the heart of a debate raging between the owner, who wants to transform it into a homeless facility, and...

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04 Dec

T2020 is the transportation ...

By Rachel Dawson Is it possible to spend billions of dollars on transportation to make congestion worse? According to Metro, the answer is “yes.” More than 75% of residents in the Portland tri-county region commute to work by car. Th...

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