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Environment & Energy

The green case for Jones Act reform

When we talk about the costs of the Jones Act, we’re usually focused on how it results in higher prices for consumers and businesses and its overall effect on Hawaii’s economy. But those are not the only costs imposed on us by the 100-year-old protectionist law that restricts goods carried between U.S.

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Professor Pooley to the rescue!

Hawaii resident Gale Pooley took on supervillain Thanos of the “Avengers” film series over the issue of resource scarcity and population control, at a Grassroot Institute of Hawaii event on Maui, Monday, Sept. 9. Pooley is an economist and associate professor of business management at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and co-author

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Raising Taxes Won’t Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth

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 by making energy more expensive are ignoring several problems. Most

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The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices

Fans of the renewable energy industry like to boast that the costs of solar and wind power are dropping. What they never mention is where most of those “savings” are coming from — American taxpayers. Just listen to President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address: “Wind power is now cheaper than

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Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

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The green case for Jones Act reform

When we talk about the costs of the Jones Act, we’re usually focused on how it results in higher prices for consumers and businesses and its overall effect on Hawaii’s economy. But those are not the only costs imposed on us by the 100-year-old protectionist law that restricts goods carried between U.S.

Read More →

Professor Pooley to the rescue!

Hawaii resident Gale Pooley took on supervillain Thanos of the “Avengers” film series over the issue of resource scarcity and population control, at a Grassroot Institute of Hawaii event on Maui, Monday, Sept. 9. Pooley is an economist and associate professor of business management at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, and co-author

Read More →

Raising Taxes Won’t Stop Climate Change, But Will Slow Economic Growth

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 by making energy more expensive are ignoring several problems. Most

Read More →

The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices

Fans of the renewable energy industry like to boast that the costs of solar and wind power are dropping. What they never mention is where most of those “savings” are coming from — American taxpayers. Just listen to President Obama’s most recent State of the Union address: “Wind power is now cheaper than

Read More →

Agricultural Regulation on Maui Threatens Growth

Councilman Don Couch of Maui, representing the South Maui seat, talked with Joe Kent to discuss agriculture on Maui as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. “HC&S, the biggest farmer in the state, is closing down their

Read More →