Tony Greiner

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Proposed Portland Charter Reform is Confusing and Un-democratic

Portland certainly needs a new system of governance, but adoption of the Charter Commission’s proposals would make a bad system worse. One problem is the complicated and untried combination of ranked-choice voting with multi-member districts to choose the members of the City Council. Should the …

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What Not to Buy: How to Identify Books Likely to be Unused Before Purchase

“What not to buy” is an academic study that resulted from a short sabbatical. Since many books in academic libraries are never used, I wanted to see if those books shared characteristics that buyers could keep an eye out for and only purchase carefully, saving …

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