Celebrating the “Christopher Columbus” of School Choice, Milton Friedman

By Steve Buckstein School choice has entered a new world. Because Americans are increasingly vocal about providing parents with the ability to choose their children’s schools, states are adopting broad-based school choice initiatives. Those successes can be attributed to various … Continue reading

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Ten Years After Milton Friedman

By Steve Buckstein One of the greatest minds of our era passed away in November 2006. This Sunday would have marked his 104th birthday. Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize for Economics; but it was his ability to relate complex … Continue reading

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Enjoy the illusion that you’re not really paying taxes, when you cash that expensive refund check

By Steve Buckstein Are you happy getting three extra days to file your income tax returns this year? For nearly eighty percent of us, it doesn’t matter much because we are expecting refunds. No check writing for us. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Milton Friedman Legacy Day 2015

By Steve Buckstein Today we join with others around the world to celebrate Friedman Legacy Day. Nobel prize winning economist Milton Friedman would have been 103 years old today. I first met Milton and his wife Rose in Ashland in … Continue reading

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After a Century of Friedman, Parents Should Be “Free to Choose”

By Erin Mae Shiffler This will be an opportunity to remember his accomplishments and to celebrate his legacy. Dr. Friedman was thoroughly invested in the cause of educating children by fixing our current school system. He once said, “The only … Continue reading

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Get Your Tickets to Celebrate the Life of Milton Friedman Before Wednesday!

Hurry! The deadline to register for Cascade Policy Institute’s Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day event is Wednesday, July 25th at noon! The event will be hosted at the Portland Golf Club at 5:30pm on July 31st. To RSVP, e-mail this … Continue reading

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Do You Feel Exploited by Apple?

…Why Freedom Shouldn’t Stop at the Classroom Door Many areas of our lives are being revolutionized by technology. Those changing the fastest are the ones subject primarily to market forces. Those changing the least are the ones controlled primarily by … Continue reading

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Honoring Freedom’s “Johnny Appleseed”

This year is being coined a “Season of Growth” for the dramatic gains that have been made in school choice. And, indeed, it has been, with school choice programs being enacted or expanded in more than a dozen states across … Continue reading

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Cascade Policy Institute joins national effort to celebrate freedom

Cascade Policy Institute to Honor Noble Laureate Milton Friedman on July 29 Portland, Oregon – Cascade Policy Institute will honor Dr. Milton Friedman on July 29 as part of a national day of recognition for the Nobel Laureate and his … Continue reading

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