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Entries Tagged as 'Econ'

Oregonians Are Sturdy

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

After the recent snowstorms felled thousands of trees, forest officials came up with a brilliant plan to clear out a good bit of that deadwood. They doubled the amount of permitted firewood Oregonians are allowed for forage from the forest floor.

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Happiness: We’ve Swapped Eudemonia For Bliss

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Happiness started as an elegant encapsulation of the democratic ideal. But democracy didn’t give us rapid economic growth. Capitalism did. So “happiness” was taken over and redefined by the mercantile class, to sell its goods.

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All Shoppers Need a Better Mirror

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Our sustainable, organic, woke, local thriftiness makes us feel empowered and esteemed. Where can we turn when our purchasing power produces more purchasing and less power?

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Oregon Should Bridge Its Digital Divide

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Supply and demand for housing is out of whack everywhere in Oregon. Population centers have too much demand. Everywhere else has excess supply. Statewide rent control won’t solve these problems. Here’s what will.

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Oregon’s Urban Growth Boundaries Have Deepened Economic Chasms

March 1st, 2019 No Comments

Where the cityscape stops, the countryside begins. There’s really nothing in between. That’s the Oregon mystique. Or was. Now we have two Oregons, each with very different sets of problems to solve.

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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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