Koch Bro's Think Tank Says Oregon Has Below-Average Freedom

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Right-wing think tank Mercatus Center gave Oregon the 28th spot in its ranking of Freedom in the 50 States.In a YouTube video posted today, the center says that Oregon fell from No. 12 to No. 28, the farthest any state went down since its last list in 2009.On its site, the Mercatus Center bases freedoms on—as expected—freedom from taxes, regulation and government interference on personal freedoms.Low ...   More
 
Thursday, March 28, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Oregon No. 1 For Personal Freedom, Libertarians Declare

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Good news? A think tank funded by the Koch brothers, billionaire industrialists and covert Tea Party backers with a long history of supporting right-wing causes, has declared Oregon the top state in the union for personal freedom.Naked bike rides were not a factor. Medical weed was.But to give you a better idea of the where the authors of the report, commissioned by the Mercatus Center at George Mason ...   More
 
Monday, June 20, 2011 COREY PEIN

The Oregon Connections in Forbes' List of the 400 Richest Americans


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Not every person who touches the state of Oregon is destitute in this lousy economy. Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans includes four people in its top 25 who have big payrolls in the state. Tied for ninth on the list are Charles and David Koch, the brothers who own Georgia-Pacific and who support right-tilting causes around the country. The next Oregon connections on the ...   More
 
Thursday, September 23, 2010 HANK STERN

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