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The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii blog offers news and commentary on a wide variety of topics related to economic freedom and individual liberty. Come back frequently to see the latest from our staff, contributors and Grassroot scholars.
A tax plan worth copying?

A tax plan worth copying?

There’s a lot of news out there about the tax bills before the Congress, and nearly all of it is confusing. Call it a symptom of our increasingly partisan media culture or a reflection of political infighting, but it does make it frustrating for those of us who are...

More reason to ‘Audit the rail’

More reason to ‘Audit the rail’

DATELINE: Oct. 24, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii CONTACT: Joe Kent, (808) 987-7322, jkent@grassrootinstitute.org   FOIA request raises questions about rail misrepresentations   Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli'i Akina says FTA response reinforces need...

Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act

Insights on PBS Hawaii: The Jones Act

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., was part of a panel moderated by Lara Yamada that discussed possible reform of the federal martime-related Jones Act, on “Insights on PBS Hawai‘i,” Oct. 12. He was joined by Grassroot Scholar Kenneth...

2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever

2015 Jones Act critique relevant as ever

This article by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii scholar Ken Schoolland and former First Hawaiian Bank economist Leroy Laney was great when the Honolulu Star-Advertiser published it in December 2015, and it's still great. In a nutshell: The Jones Act makes shipping...