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Entries Tagged as 'Econ'

Writers Will Sometimes Give You the Quote off Their Back

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

I went back to my clothing giveaway station, pausing at every patch of navy blue along the way. My coat, my hat, and my scarf were definitely gone.

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Let Trump Sell “Made in America” to Americans

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Can our president persuade people to pay extra for patriotism? Americans have begun to think of themselves as citizens second and customers first. This could reverse that trend.

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Uncle Phil Should Adopt the Eugene Airport

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

A large investment, quickly implemented, can make the impossible possible.

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Pacifica: If At First You Don’t Secede….

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Oregon and Washington should pledge to follow California, wherever it leads. We should move together as Pacifica.

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Climate Hardships Fall Unevenly

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

The rain (or lack thereof) does not fall equally on the just and the unjust. The dismay Kristen feels is not distributed equally across the political spectrum.

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How To Make Utility Bills More Fair

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

No one disputes that conservation should be encouraged. Pricing structures shape public behavior. Habits are harder to change than rates. As things stand, the champions of conservation pay nearly double the per-unit rate as those who use their full allotment of EWEB’s first-tier power.

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We Need a Rural WeWork Model

September 11th, 2018 No Comments

WeWork’s success relies on the serendipity of meeting others using adjoining workspaces. Can some of the benefits of proximity be replicated in a digital world? What would bring rural neighbors together around shared economic benefits?

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Housing Solutions Must Include Ownership Opportunities

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

Given the choice between a subsidized rental or a small space that includes ownership, how many would choose the latter? We don’t know, because it’s not available.

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LTD Should Use Windfall to Build Ridership

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

If the University of Oregon followed Oregon State’s lead, or if residents were willing to pay a TOF, we could have a free system. But there are smaller steps LTD could take in that direction.

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More Car Shopping Thoughts

July 30th, 2018 No Comments

In the end, I bought a car from a local fellow who advertised in the newspaper and probably nowhere else. I can’t be sure that I got the best deal, but he also can’t be sure he found the best buyer. At least in that way, he and I came out even.

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