The Hill: US should rethink costly migrant aid in the West Pacific
As comprehensive policy failures go, it may be the best-kept secret in Washingto ...See More
Are local families fleeing Hawaii taxes?
More locals are leaving the islands today than ever before, and it may have to d ...See More
The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans
In the Aloha State, we’re used to sky-high prices for groceries and fuel becau ...See More
State not exempt from family budgeting principles
The state budget proposed for next year is unbalanced by millions of dollars. ...See More
Raising Taxes Won't Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth
Taxing carbon emissions has long been supported by environmentalists and the pol ...See More
Yes, Toto, Tourists Also Pay Real Property Tax
On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism ...See More
THE JONES ACT IN PERSPECTIVE: A survey of the costs and effects of the 1920 Merchant Marine Act
Grassroot Institute study surveys research into the 1920 Merchant Marine Act. ...See More
Time for change at Hawaii's airports
Hawaii's Legislature is on the verge of enacting a major reform that may improve ...See More
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As comprehensive policy failures go, it may be the best-kept secret in Washington, D.C. The Compact of Free Association (COFA) provides special privileges and benefits to the people of Micronesia in exchange for access by the United States military to the Marshall...
In the Aloha State, we’re used to sky-high prices for groceries and fuel because of an old protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act. But the Jones Act is not just a Hawaii problem — it’s a national problem. The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act...
Taxing carbon emissions has long been supported by environmentalists and the political left. More recently, though, the idea has found support among some establishment Republicans — and perhaps even President Donald Trump. But those who think we’ll stop climate change...
On March 8, the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism released a study on Hawaii real property taxes. It may be unusual for a State agency to do a study on a county tax. But this study appeared to be an outgrowth of a move by our teachers’...
President Xi Jinping’s China is becoming a more fearful place. The government has cracked down both on dissent and contact with the West. Religious persecution also is rising: the Communist god that failed fears competition. A new Freedom House report, “The Battle for...
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