Last year the New Yorker did a nice article on civil asset forfeiture and includes a number of stories that are sure to get you upset!
Oregon Outpost invites candidates to submit a brief statement. Mine is here.
One criticism I run into often is that if I want to run for office I should start with a “lower” position. First I should get some experience on a local district, city council, state assembly, etc. While I can
Nick Cooley recently shared with me an excellent paper he wrote, Forestry Failure: Government ineptitude harms both nature and the economy, discussing how Oregon has been impacted by the the federal government’s management of 53% of our state. Nick concludes: “So
“Government policies created for one set of purposes almost always generate additional results that were not part of the original plan. Very often these unintended consequences are seriously adverse, and in some cases are so severe as to render the
“Providing our children with a well-rounded education should be a core goal of our education system. A good education consists of more than just reading and math; the arts, physical education, science, history, and electives all play important roles in
Blaming “greed” for financial and economic crises is like blaming gravity for airplane crashes. It is not realistic to eliminate either greed or gravity, so we should seek to facilitate a system which acknowledges its inevitability and harnesses its power. Representative Bonamici claims that
Like 85% of the American public (Gallup), I disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job and I believe that wholesale change is needed. A majority of millennials say that they would vote for a socially liberal, fiscally conservative candidate (Reason-Rupe), and
As a consumer protection attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, I learned firsthand about bureaucratic enforcement of vague laws. The FTC was tasked with enforcing 15 U.S. Code § 45: “Unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive
Some 30 years ago the Libertarians for Gay and Lesbian Concerns produced a lavender pamphlet, to distribute at gay pride events, that explained the libertarian perspective on LGBTQ rights. Some of the libertarian views mentioned in the brochure are the following: