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Jones Act closed loophole that could help Hawaii

  A prominent Hawaii state senator told us at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii recently that he agreed with many of the policies we advocate, but he could not bring himself to support our call for Jones Act reform. Why? Because, he said, if the Jones Act were really a

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The Jones Act: 100 years of failed protectionism

This article was published originally by the Mises Institute on June 4, 2020. ________________ June 5, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act, a law passed to protect the domestic water transportation industry from outside competition. This law has been touted as critical to the success of the

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Planes, trains and automobiles — but not ships

Planes, trains and automobiles. A movie, yes, but what else do they all have in common? For starters, American companies and individuals are free to buy them from any country in the world. They use them to transport goods or passengers, commute to work, take vacations and for many other

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Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend

A groundbreaking new study of America’s Jones Act might be of some comfort to U.S. shipbuilders and shipyard workers who have been worried by increased calls for repeal or reform of the protectionist federal shipping law. Issued in April by the highly respected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the

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More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico

Two new studies have confirmed what observers of the Jones Act have known for years — that the century-old federal maritime law has long been harmful to Puerto Rico’s economy. One of the studies, conducted by John Dunham & Associates, found that the Jones Act has prevented the creation of

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U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii

Have you ever wondered why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland? Mainly it has to do with the federal U.S. shipping law known as the Jones Act, otherwise known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Not

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Jones Act closed loophole that could help Hawaii

  A prominent Hawaii state senator told us at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii recently that he agreed with many of the policies we advocate, but he could not bring himself to support our call for Jones Act reform. Why? Because, he said, if the Jones Act were really a

Read More →

The Jones Act: 100 years of failed protectionism

This article was published originally by the Mises Institute on June 4, 2020. ________________ June 5, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act, a law passed to protect the domestic water transportation industry from outside competition. This law has been touted as critical to the success of the

Read More →

Planes, trains and automobiles — but not ships

Planes, trains and automobiles. A movie, yes, but what else do they all have in common? For starters, American companies and individuals are free to buy them from any country in the world. They use them to transport goods or passengers, commute to work, take vacations and for many other

Read More →

Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend

A groundbreaking new study of America’s Jones Act might be of some comfort to U.S. shipbuilders and shipyard workers who have been worried by increased calls for repeal or reform of the protectionist federal shipping law. Issued in April by the highly respected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the

Read More →

More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico

Two new studies have confirmed what observers of the Jones Act have known for years — that the century-old federal maritime law has long been harmful to Puerto Rico’s economy. One of the studies, conducted by John Dunham & Associates, found that the Jones Act has prevented the creation of

Read More →

U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii

Have you ever wondered why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland? Mainly it has to do with the federal U.S. shipping law known as the Jones Act, otherwise known as Section 27 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Not

Read More →