What I learned at PSU

When I first started writing for the Oregon Catalyst in 2011, I managed a hedge fund that had weathered the storm of 2008 well; indeed we profited from it since my fund was actually hedged. But things were not looking … Continue reading

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Dissing Online Education

By Steve Buckstein One can imagine that blacksmiths and buggy whip makers didn’t take kindly to the automobile revolution that started in the late 19th century. Those at risk of losing their horse-related jobs likely made the case for resisting … Continue reading

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Sustainability Center Finally Euthanized

Reckless spending is such a way of life in Oregon politics that it is truly noteworthy when a wasteful project is terminated. Such is the case with the proposed Oregon Sustainability Center, a green building Taj Mahal that was pushed … Continue reading

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Giving Parents a Choice Gives Children a Chance

January 22-28 is National School Choice Week “If you save one life, you save the world.” So believed Ted Forstmann, cofounder of the Children’s Scholarship Fund. January 22-28 is the second annual National School Choice Week. A collaboration of more … Continue reading

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