30 Sep

Metro: Deep in Debt and Gett...

The regional government plans to borrow money to implement its new income taxes By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Hardly a week goes by that Metro isn’t reaching into your pocketbook or getting deeper in debt. This week, Metro will move forward...

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23 Sep

Oregon’s NuScale is one step...

By Rachel Dawson Oregon’s very own NuScale Power, a company developing small-modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), has officially received a final safety evaluation report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. NuScale is the first co...

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22 Sep

Achieving Equity: Oregon Stu...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. On September 21, 2020, Oregon’s Senate heard policy proposals to advance equity in education. Senators seeking the quickest and most effective way to achieve equity during this pandemic should flip the state’s fun...

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19 Sep

Low-Income Oregonians Need W...

By Rachel Dawson Want to help a low-income individual prosper economically? Give them a car. Multiple studies have shown that having access to private wheels is positively correlated with income levels and hours worked. Thus, giving...

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16 Sep

Emancipate the Students...

By John A. Charles, Jr. The state legislature is seeking policy proposals for “equity in education.” Here’s an idea: how about a money-back guarantee for public schools? The K-12 system is based on the assumption that all students s...

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09 Sep

Metro’s Mission Creep...

By Vlad Yurlov Metro is expected to spend over $1.4 billion this fiscal year. That nearly triples their revenue from a decade ago. But, has anyone received three times the service? Instead of improving its basic functions, Metro is ...

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03 Sep

Pinocchio Politics on the No...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. President Trump is frequently accused of lying. But he doesn’t have a monopoly on falsehood. Look around the Portland region and you’ll see our local politicians lying to us. We live in our own Pinocchio-land. ...

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