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Greater Greater Eugene

August 26th, 2016 No Comments

We knew our claim for recreational greatness would not be challenged, but in a state without a sales tax, you can’t build an economy with good shows and plenty of open space.

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Urban Renewal Needs Investment Professionals

August 12th, 2016 1 Comment

Why doesn’t the Eugene City Council replace the agency’s current members with professionals who manage real estate, development, affordable housing, and investments all the time? They may believe bad luck could follow from breaking nine mirrors.

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Eugene Can Grow (Up) This Week

July 1st, 2016 2 Comments

This is where you come in. And go out, and then come in again.

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Oregon Could Revive Localism With IP 28

May 27th, 2016 1 Comment

IP 28 can revive localism, which is what we’ve lost in Hill’s mechanized, centralized, efficient-but-tasteless world.

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World Comes To Eugene’s Taste Buds

May 20th, 2016 1 Comment

Restaurants are like skyscrapers. The first sense they make is never economic. Any entrepreneur who thinks opening a restaurant will be easy because “everybody eats” will learn quickly their mistake. There’s a reason there are no nationwide chains of paid toilets.

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An Argument Against Single-Payer Health Care

March 11th, 2016 1 Comment

A single-payer system would reduce the cost of delivering health care benefits, but it also would reduce the societal benefits that flow from job security and satisfaction.

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Renew Eugene’s Renewal Agency

February 26th, 2016 No Comments

There was no harm in giving our city council the keys to downtown development when nothing was going anywhere, but now that things are moving, the council should slide over and give more control to people who deal with these matters all the time.

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Oregon should regain its maximum minimum wage

October 2nd, 2015 1 Comment

We want our minimum to be above any line labeled as poverty, so let’s add 10 percent to declare a non-poor minimum wage of $12.82 for 2015. That’s not a bumper sticker number; it’s a “we did our homework” number.

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(How to) Make Oregon a Hot Spot

September 11th, 2015 4 Comments

What would companies charge for up to 4 million customers, on one bill? Probably less per person than you and I are paying right now.

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Shame, Blame and Guilt

July 10th, 2015 12 Comments

Call it grief, or post-traumatic stress, or a ghost, if you like — our memories shape our identity and our identity shapes our actions. We’re always coping with the past and the present at once.

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