Showing 40 results for tag Economics

Conversation Project: Fish Tales

Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon

Event | June 29, 2018

True Costs

Editor Kathleen Holt on the immeasurable obligations between parents and children

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Never Paid in Full

April Slabosheski on what Holocaust reparations can teach us about seemingly immeasurable debts

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Buying Time

Wendy N. Wagner on what we owe our children

Magazine | April 27, 2018

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

The 2017–18 Think & Drink series concludes with a conversation with Rinku Sen, one of the leading voices in the national racial justice movement, and Mary Li, director of the Multnomah Idea Lab.

Think & Drink | April 5, 2018

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good?

This conversation engages participants in exploring the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Event | May 19, 2018

Conversation Project: What We Owe

Living With Debt

Event | March 11, 2018

Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power

Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation. What exactly, for example, is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention?

Event | April 3, 2018

Think & Drink with Rinku Sen and Mary Li

The 2017–18 Think & Drink series on race, power, and justice concludes with a conversation with Rinku Sen. Sen is a senior strategist for Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media and practice, and a contributing writer for the organization’s daily news site, Colorlines.

Event | May 16, 2018

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good?

This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply. Participants will explore the quality and meanings of work in their own lives and those of people different from themselves and the connections between work as a personal endeavor and jobs as part of local and national economies.

Event | May 3, 2018

Protecting Inequality

Anoop Mirpuri on the economic causes of racist policing

Magazine | December 15, 2017

Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power

Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation. What exactly, for example, is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention?

Event | June 14, 2018

On Bearing Bad News

Robert Leo Heilman writes about trying and failing to save library services in Douglas County.

Beyond the Margins | November 21, 2017

Conversation Project: What Makes a Job Good? *POSTPONED*

Most adults spend most of their waking hours working. Yet, we rarely have the time to consider why certain work brings us satisfaction and other work does not. This conversation, led by historian Nikki Mandell, will engage participants in thinking about and discussing work more deeply.

Event | February 28, 2018

Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power

What exactly is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention? Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation.

Event | April 21, 2018

Conversation Project: The Middle Class and Other Stories about Wealth, Status, and Power

What exactly is the middle class, who does it include and exclude, and why does it get so much attention? Join Oregon Humanities Executive Director Adam Davis for a conversation that explores what we think and how we talk about class in Oregon and the nation.

Event | January 20, 2018

My Brother's Keeper: "Waging a Living"

This fall, Four Rivers Cultural Center in Ontario will present My Brother's Keeper, a series of eight documentary film screenings exploring the lives of marginalized peoples and issues such as mental health, addiction, and mass incarceration. Each screening will be followed by a presentation and Q&A session by a local nonprofit or government agency.

Event | November 1, 2017

Think & Drink on Tourism in Tillamook County

Tillamook County Pioneer Museum and Oregon Humanities present a conversation on the challenges and benefits of tourism in Tillamook County.

Event | October 20, 2017

Conversation Project: Are International Trade Agreements Good for Oregon?

Oregonians have been active and vocal participants in global debates over trade since the creation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). Lawyer and researcher Michael Fakhri will lead participants in a conversation about how we assess the value of international trade agreements.

Event | May 12, 2017

Think & Drink on Poverty, Displacement, and Inequality

A conversation with Portland leaders and activists working on creative ways to mitigate the effects of the city's housing shortage and build more stable, prosperous communities.

Event | May 17, 2017

Gaining Ground Film Screening and Discussion

This is an Oregon Humanities grant-funded event.

Event | March 21, 2017

Future: Portland 2

Grappling with values, change, and nostalgia has shaped—and continues to shape—the largest city in Oregon. A film by Ifanyi Bell

This Land | March 7, 2017

Sunday, Laundry Day

Every quarter counts in subsidized senior housing. An essay by Josephine Cooper

Magazine | August 11, 2016

Stolen Land and Borrowed Dollars

Creative resistance bloomed in the lead up to the Vancouver Olympics. An excerpt from Power Games: A Political History of the Olympics by Jules Boykoff

Magazine | April 11, 2016

The Problem with the Immigration Problem

Elliot Young writes about the origins of the belief that immigrants harm our society

Magazine | April 7, 2015

This Land Planned for You and Me

J. David Santen Jr. on what Oregon's communities look like forty years after the passage of Senate Bill 100

Magazine | December 5, 2013

New Again

Magazine | November 15, 2013

The State That Timber Built

Tara Rae Miner on what Oregon owes the struggling timber communities that helped shape the state'’s identity

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Who Cares About the Future of Music?

Opportunities and ethics in the age of Internet music streaming. An essay by Dave Allen

Magazine | November 8, 2013

Food Forward

Robert Paarlberg on the history of the Green Revolution and the future of global food production

Magazine | December 11, 2012

Clinging to the Dream

Why do Americans have such a hard time talking about class? An essay by Leigh van der Werff

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Immobile Dreams

How did the trailer come to be a symbol of failure? An essay by Rebecca Hartman

Magazine | November 15, 2011

Home Economics

Using the house to bridge the public/private divide.

Magazine | November 15, 2011

A Nation of Can-Do Optimists

A brief history of American cheerfulness by Ariel Gore

Magazine | December 5, 2010

Second Opinions

Camela Raymond asks economists, activists, public officials, and financiers for advice for Oregon's ailing economy.

Magazine | August 10, 2010

Blank Slate

In a single day, a forty-year-old man finds himself unmarried and unemployed. What to do next? An essay by Dave Weich

Magazine | August 10, 2010

Continual Watching

Historian Bob Bussel on Oregon'’s long history of protecting workers

Magazine | August 10, 2010

The Working Class

Bette Lynch Husted argues that hard times are good times to rethink our attitudes about the fungibility of workers.

Magazine | August 10, 2010

The Guilty Traveler

The complexities of being an American tourist in an inequitable world. An essay by Lucy Burningham

Magazine | November 23, 2009