Oregon Must End “Economic Apartheid”

By Randal O’Toole The housing affordability crisis is turning Portland, already one of the whitest cities in America, into one that is even whiter. Census data indicate that, between 2010 and 2014, the number of whites living in the city … Continue reading

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Abolish Growth Boundaries to Ensure Fair Housing

By Randal O’Toole A recent Supreme Court decision found that government policies that make housing expensive may violate fair housing laws. This decision could have a profound impact on Portland’s housing market. Portland’s rapidly growing housing prices are a major … Continue reading

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Portland Worries About Homelessness, While Metro Makes Housing Less Affordable

By John A. Charles, Jr. The Portland City Council has decided to allocate $20 million to solve a perceived crisis with “homelessness” and another $67 million to subsidize “affordable housing.” As usual with Portland spending, these numbers were pulled out … Continue reading

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Eliminating Choice in Housing

By John Glennon You should be able to decide what type of home you live in, but your ability to make that decision is severely limited by urban planning. Portland’s Urban Growth Boundary removes the responsibility of supplying housing from … Continue reading

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Instead of More Public Housing, How About Housing Freedom?

By Victoria Leca The activist on hunger strike outside Portland City Hall ended his 55-day housing protest on July 26. In response to the protest, the City Council will participate in a Regional Summit on Housing and Homelessness this fall. … Continue reading

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The War on the Working Class

By Randal O’Toole The Occupy Wall Street movement has focused attention on a supposed divide between the one percent and the 99 percent. But a much more serious class struggle divides America: that between the middle class, meaning college-educated people … Continue reading

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