19 Feb

CAFE carnage: Death by fuel ...

Dozens of Oregonians are killed every year by fuel economy standards on new cars. The situation may soon get even worse. The federal government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards impose average mile per gallon (mpg) r...

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12 Feb

Greater health insurance fre...

Much noise was raised about protecting the Oregon Health Plan from budget cuts in the recent special legislative session. A more constructive ruckus would have started with the question: how can we get more affordable private health in...

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05 Feb

Time to commercialize Oregon...

The Oregonian's four-part story about Oregon's slowly collapsing highway bridges points to a fundamental problem: we raise lots of revenue through transportation taxes, but there is no requirement that those funds be spent on maintenan...

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29 Jan

Education freedom linked to ...

The Manhattan Institute recently released its 2001 Education Freedom Index, which measures four types of educational freedom: the ability of parents to pursue charter school options, subsidized private schools, public school choice and...

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22 Jan

Term limits decision threate...

Oregonians' ability to make meaningful changes to their Constitution was further eroded when the Oregon Supreme Court struck down voter-approved term limits January 11 on a technicality. The court cited a newly recognized requirement f...

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15 Jan

Oregon lives beyond our mean...

When Governor Kitzhaber argues that we should pursue revenue increases to balance the budget, let's not forget that Oregon is a very high spending state. According to recently released U.S. Census data, Oregon state and local governmen...

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31 Aug

Money for Nothing? An analys...

By Richard Vedder, Ph.D. Click here to read the full report: 8-2000-Vedder_Quality_Education_Model_Report    ...

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