LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument

LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument

State legislatures, including Hawaii, grasp at plastic straws State legislatures, including Hawaii, grasp at plastic straws

State legislatures, including Hawaii, grasp at plastic straws

Stuck in the slow lane Stuck in the slow lane

Stuck in the slow lane

Maui tries to revive failed affordable housing policy

Hawaii bail system victimizes taxpayers, too

Jones Act lovefest regurgitates old myths Jones Act lovefest regurgitates old myths

Jones Act lovefest regurgitates old myths

Good intentions don’t always equal good policy Good intentions don’t always equal good policy

Good intentions don’t always equal good policy

‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane

HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK

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Hawaii bail system victimizes taxpayers, too

Hawaii bail system victimizes taxpayers, too

It’s important for Hawaii to consider the enormous costs of its harsh bail policies and long pretrial delays, both for the unlucky individuals unnecessarily detained by such government inefficiencies and for the taxpayers footing the unnecessarily excessive bills.  

Jones Act lovefest regurgitates old myths

Jones Act lovefest regurgitates old myths

If national security was really the most important benefit of the Jones Act — as opposed to protecting the maritime industry — then the best thing to do would be to focus on how to modernize the act and revitalize American maritime interests. Instead, the Jan. 17...

Good intentions don’t always equal good policy

Good intentions don’t always equal good policy

If Hawaii legislators are serious about helping low-wage workers, they need to think differently. Raising the state’s minimum wage would only create more barriers to business and enterprise in the islands, thus harming the very folks these well-intended policies are meant to help.

‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane

‘Net neutrality’ could keep Hawaii in slow lane

Hawaii Gov. David Ige this week signed an executive order that most likely will discourage competition and innovation among internet service providers in the islands — thus harming local consumers and businesses trying to keep up with the ever-continuing advances in the broader telecommunications world.

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WSJ: ‘Inclusionary zoning’ laws create a vicious circle of higher prices and reduced demand

U.S. Treasury Dept. plans to cut 298 tax regulations

Guam mulls tax hikes, not privatization, to save floundering public hospital

Reason.com cites Hawaii bill to ban plastic straw sales

Worker responsible for false missile alert had a history of job issues

Pacific Business News explains why Hawaii needs an independent airport authority

Shipping magnates and friendly lawmakers air-kiss over loathsome law that torments poor Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans

Only Jones Act supporters invited to Congressional Jones Act “lovefest”

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Washington Post wonders why anyone would want to move away from Hawaii

Trump pulls support for $13 billion New York-New Jersey rail project

Bloomberg News editors outline how to dismantle the Jones Act

Let Uber and Lyft serve Maui airport, too

Pacific Business News reports: “Hawaii among worst states for economic freedom, study says”

Bloomberg News editors urge permanent waiver from Jones Act — for everybody!

It’s magic! The Jones Act “makes cows fly”

Grassroot Institute responds to HGEA chief on county worker salaries

Puerto Rican economist busts Jones Act myths

Jones Act a burden to Puerto Rico — and U.S. generally — Akina tells Watchdog.org

Grassroot Institute president moderates panel on fixing public pension woes

Drudge Report links to article riffing off Grassroot Institute article in The Maui News

Maui News puts Grassroot event with ERS’s Thom Williams on Page One

Akina and Hansen recommend Jones Act reform in Star-Advertiser “Insight” article; reform opponents stick to their script

Akina slams “blatant attempt to manipulate” Legislature over rail options

Star-Advertiser reminds us why semi-privatized state airport would be step in right direction

Rail tax supporters behind the curtain

‘Time to repeal the Jones Act,’ says The Garden Island newspaper 

Party’s over — Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico expires

Why does our congressional delegation support the Jones Act?

So much for “draining the swamp”

Jones Act really continuation of pre-WWI policy

Consider permanent Jones Act exemptions, Civil Beat says

The Jones Act in Perspective

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State of the State Budget 2017

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Economic Freedom of North America 2016

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