Founder and President of the Cascade Policy Institute

Reference

Cascade Policy Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Steve Buckstein
"Buckstein serves as Senior Policy Analyst. He helped start Cascade and served as the organization's president since its founding in 1991 until 2004. Buckstein speaks and writes on numerous topics with a focus on education and Social Security reform. Buckstein spearheaded a 1990 ballot measure that would have provided tax credits to all K-12 students in order to promote school choice. ..."

Biography

Cascade Policy Institute
"Steve Buckstein helped found Cascade Policy Institute in January, 1991 and served as its president until 2004. ... Steve served on the board of Oregonians for Cost-Effective Government in 1987 and 1988 and was a 1988 candidate for Oregon State Treasurer. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in physics and his Master's of Business Administration from Oregon State University."

Associations

Board of Advisors, Advocates for Self-Government
President, Cascade Policy Institute

Blog

Steve Buckstein | Cascade Insider
Since March 2011

Writings

How unfriendly to small business can Oregon get?, 30 Sep 2003
Commentary on Oregon's rank in a small business index and the governor's response to a citizen petition to repeal a tax increase
"The Small Business Survival Committee just released its 2003 Small Business Survival Index, which ranks states according to how friendly their policies are for small business and entrepreneurship. Oregon falls close to the bottom; only eight states and the District of Columbia are worse. ... Oregon is highly dependent on small business economic activity. Thus, given the state's unfriendly ranking, perhaps it's the governor and tax-and-regulate politicians who need a reality check."
Related Topic: Oregon