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‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending

‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending

Hawaii lawmakers must not be afraid to cut the state budget __________ By Joe Kent, Ken Schoolland, Per Bylund and Victor V. Claar In the rush to mitigate the economically devastating impact of Hawaii’s state-mandated shutdown, many lawmakers and policy wonks have...
18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet

18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet

This commentary was originally published in Honolulu Civil Beat, April 18, 2020. ____________ Hawaii is leading the nation in per-capita unemployment right now because of government actions intended to stop the coronavirus. According to the state Department of Labor,...