02 Jan

Press Release: Report shows ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John A. Charles, Jr. 503-242-0900 john@cascadepolicy.org PORTLAND, Ore. – Today Cascade Policy Institute released a report that recommends TriMet pursue a one-year pilot program which replaces ...

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31 Dec

Ride Hailing as a Solution t...

A Proposal for a Pilot Project By Eric Fruits, Ph.D. Summary and recommendation This report recommends TriMet pursue a one-year pilot project that replaces one or more of its high-cost bus lines with ride hailing services supporte...

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26 Dec

Proof by Assertion...

By John A. Charles, Jr. Many Portland drivers probably wonder why there are so many curb pop-outs on Portland streets. The pop-outs, also called bioswales, are usually shaped like rectangles or triangles and filled with plants, grass, a...

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19 Dec

More Spending Won’t Solve Ed...

By Miranda Bonifield Increasing funding to Oregon’s school system may seem like an admirable attempt to give all kids their best shot. But the answer to our never-ending quest to educate children isn’t blowing the budget; it’s smart spe...

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17 Dec

Prosper Portland’s Latest Bu...

By Justus Armstrong Should the City of Portland invest taxpayer money in local marijuana businesses just because they’re owned by people of color? Prosper Portland seems to think so. Its new grants program seeks to expand minority-owned c...

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12 Dec

QuickPoint! – “They Left Out...

By Kathryn Hickok Bull market? Bear market? Growth? Uncertainty? What does 2019 have in store? Economies are described in numbers, percentages, and quarterly comparisons. But the picture is richer than dollar values of production and...

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07 Dec

Lessons in Education from Ga...

By Miranda Bonifield Cascade Policy Institute has supported parental choice in K-12 education since 1991. In fact, it’s the issue that convinced founder Steve Buckstein of the need for a free-market think tank in Oregon. But would you h...

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