Enhancing Oregon taxation policies.

Banner-TaxandBudget

Noted Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxation is the price we pay for civilization.” But is it?

Economist Mark Skousen best framed the response to Holmes in his paper Persuasion versus Force, where he wrote: “Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure.”

Cascade also predicted the current massive Public Employee Retirement System unfunded liabilities years before any official recognition in several reports including our 2001 Pension Liberation: A proposal to reform PERS.
Cascade analyses Oregon state and local tax and budget policies with an eye toward enhancing individual liberty, personal responsibility and economic opportunity.

Related Articles

Following in TriMet’s Tracks: Defin

By Scott Shepard Scott Shepard is a lawyer and was a visiting law professor at Willamette University in Salem...

Read Blog Detail

Measure 101 Deserves Your No Vote

By Steve Buckstein By now you should have your ballot for the January 23rd statewide election asking you to v...

Read Blog Detail

Winning Is Not the Only Thing That

By John A. Charles, Jr. Last Friday the Republican-controlled Senate passed a 479-page tax reform bill in the...

Read Blog Detail