How to care for the environment is a difficult issue and it is certainly easy to imagine how “capitalism” would be problematic. Wouldn’t corporations look to short-term profit rather than long-term stewardship? Perhaps, but government management isn’t always better. Consider the
Oregon’s low-carbon fuel mandate means that refineries that serve neighboring states cannot directly serve Oregon. This was promoted as a feature to encourage new production facilities and jobs in the state, but after tens of millions of government subsidies, much of
Oregon is on track to have the highest minimum-wage in the country. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office recognizes that some low-skilled workers would find themselves unemployed with increases in mandatory wages. A better approach would be for the government to remove
A sophisticated user fee would cover not just miles but would be time and location based to address demand and the cost of installation and maintenance. With less congestion there would be less pollution and better throughput. Oregon is taking baby
Oregon’s occupational licensing laws are among the most broad and onerous according to the Institute for Justice. For example, Oregon is one of only four states that require a license in order to do the work of a Cross-connection Survey Inspector
In 2005, Congress passed the REAL ID Act setting detailed standards for licenses and IDs, requiring nationwide sharing of DMV records, and barred federal agencies from accepting IDs from non-compliant states starting in May of 2008. Like many other states, Oregon
According to the Oregon State Constitution, “No act shall take effect, until ninety days from the end of the session at which the same shall have been passed, except in case of emergency; which emergency shall be declared in the
As more people are becoming frustrated with the “major” political parties, we need to help those who are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant to find a political home in the Party of Principle. To that end I have asked the
“White people are more likely to deal drugs, but black people are more likely to get arrested for it,” according to The Washington Post. If this is a surprise, then you haven’t been paying attention!
The Libertarian Party has issued a press release with a copy of their statement opposing Oregon’s Measure 90. I plan to vote ‘No’ on Measure 90.