Showing 23 results for tag Economics

The Meaning of Home

A new conversation series looks at the far-reaching effects of Portland’s housing crisis.

Think & Drink | April 11, 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