November 2008

State of addiction


Oregon increasingly relies on its lottery to fund crucial programs. When, not if, the lottery maxes out, what will it mean for the state’s future?


Pollution for sale

Ready or not, The carbon market is coming to Oregon. Expect big winners — and big losers.


The Adams doctrine


Portland's mayor-to-be offers a sneak preview of his economic plan, short on strategy but long on hope.


City U

PSU gets  a new president  who’s an expert  in urban development, right as its community is making big plans.


Naked came the shorts

s_RobinI’VE BUILT THIS MONTH’S column out of a house of cards and it’s only a matter of time before the bubble bursts.


The worry index

1108Input1Readers rate their top concerns


Economist Joe Cortright: "Fasten your seatbelts"

t_JoeCortrightYOU REMEMBER THE FEELING from when you were a kid: Just past the top of the highest point of the track, the roller-coaster car falls away, taking the pit of your stomach with it.