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 insu...

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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 maintenance...

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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 h...

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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 for...

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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 governments...

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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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18 May

Socialized Medicine in Great...

by Professor John Spiers Dr. John Spiers is a professor in the Business School, The University of Glamorgan, UK, a Senior Research Fellow at The Institute of Economic Affairs, and a Health Policy Adviser at the Social Market Foundation, bo...

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