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Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Hawaii radio star Michael W. Perry hosted Keli’i Akina on his hugely popular “Perry & The Posse” radio show on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to talk about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s new “Road map to prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and...
Grassroot Institute details how to rescue Hawaii’s economy

Grassroot Institute details how to rescue Hawaii’s economy

This is a news release that was issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawai on May 22, 2020. _____________ The institute urges best practices for a successful recovery HONOLULU, May 22, 2020 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii today published a new policy brief,...
Our new road map puts you in the driver’s seat

Our new road map puts you in the driver’s seat

There is no quick fix to Hawaii’s economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot spend our way back to a robust economy. We can’t flip a switch and simply “restart” it as if there had never been a lockdown. But there is a path forward that could help...
‘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...
How to rescue Maui from the coronavirus recession

How to rescue Maui from the coronavirus recession

This commentary was published originally in The Maui News on April 24, 2020. ___________ Maui County’s economy is in trouble because of the coronavirus recession, but there are ways to turn that around, if only our state and county lawmakers would get out of the way....