14 Feb

A Done Deal and a Bad Deal: ...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Oregon will soon be the first state to have a statewide rent control program. Last week, in my first week at Cascade Policy Institute, I testified in opposition to the rent control bill, SB 608. The bill has the su...

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13 Feb

Cap and Trade in Oregon: All...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. The Oregon legislature is expected to pass a carbon cap-and-trade bill this session. While there is some agreement that climate change can have a negative impact on livability in the Pacific Northwest and throug...

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07 Feb

Portland Economist Eric Frui...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org Portland, OR – Eric Fruits, Ph.D. joined Cascade Policy Institute February 1 as Vice President of Research. Fruits is president and ...

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06 Feb

Rent Control Is a Steal...

By Miranda Bonifield Remember that emotional final episode of the now-classic sitcom Friends? As the group reminisces about the New York apartment that served as the stage for most of the show, Chandler tells his newborn child, “This wa...

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30 Jan

How Ride Hailing Services Ca...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. After teaching an evening class at Portland State University, I walked up to the kiosk showing TriMet arrival times. My bus was coming in five minutes. Good news. One of my students was standing there, too. She sho...

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30 Jan

What’s at the Root of Oregon...

By Kathryn Hickok Last week the National Foundation for Education Statistics released the 2017 high school graduation rates for all fifty states. Oregon ranked 49th, at 76.7%. On the same day, Oregon officials announced an 80% statewide...

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28 Jan

Education Savings Accounts: ...

By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Executive Summary Education Savings Accounts deposit a percentage of the funds that the state would otherwise spend to educate a student in a public school into accounts associated with the student’s family. The...

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