‘Let’s not be greedy’

‘Let’s not be greedy’

Watch out for your wallet! In a classic case of imposing on the many to benefit a few, Jones Act supporters in Congress are angling to require petroleum and liquid natural gas produced in the United States be shipped on only so-called Jones Act ships. At the Jan. 17,...
Red tape tally long overdue

Red tape tally long overdue

It is commonly said that Hawaii has too many government regulations, but how many regulations are there exactly? The answer: Nobody knows. However, researchers from the Mercatus Center have embarked on a project to count by the end of this year the number of...
How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?

How Much Money Does Hawaii Spend Per Student?

When Aaron Leif was younger, his parents tried for years to get him into a better school. However, in Hawaii, parents aren’t allowed to send their children to a different school unless they get a rare district exemption. Finally, when Aaron was a senior in high...