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Jones Act

Webinar: ‘How the Jones Act undermines national security’

There is no doubt that the Jones Act adds to Hawaii’s high cost of living, but what about the claim that it is essential to protecting our national security? Colin Grabow, one of America’s foremost experts on the protectionist federal maritime law, and the special guest of our webinar on

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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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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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Let’s unite to reform the Jones Act

This past holiday season, I was excited to receive an early Christmas gift, courtesy of Hawaii Congressman Ed Case. As we discussed when I interviewed him in September for my “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii, U.S. Rep. Case has a long history of opposition to the Jones Act, one

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U.S. Rep. Ed Case’s daring Jones Act bills explained

This article by Michael Hansen first appeared Dec. 20 on the Facebook page of the Hawaii Shippers’ Council, of which Hansen is president. ___________ U.S. Representative Ed Case (D-HI) introduced three Jones Act reform bills that would apply to the noncontiguous jurisdictions and trades of the United States, which collectively

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Protect the nation: Reform the Jones Act

When it comes to Jones Act reform, the debate often comes down to costs versus national security. No one seriously argues that the Act doesn’t raise prices for businesses and consumers: It is basic economics that restricting the transport of goods between U.S. ports to only U.S.-flagged and owned ships

Read More →

‘Rebel’ Ed Case urges Jones Act reform

There haven’t been many prominent Hawaii politicians willing to openly criticize the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act. Fortunately, there are a few notable exceptions, and it was my pleasure to interview one of those “rebels” on this week’s episode of my interview program “Hawaii Together.” Congressman Ed

Read More →

UHERO our hero for scrutinizing Jones Act

Economic theory declares that protectionist laws drive up costs and prices. Such is the case with the Jones Act, that 1920 federal maritime law well known to many of us in Hawaii for requiring that all goods carried between U.S. ports be transported on ships that are American built, owned, crewed

Read More →

Case to Akina: Federal shipping law hurts Hawaii

The congressman says the Jones Act extorts money from Hawaii residents HONOLULU, Oct. 1, 2019 >> Congressman Ed Case said Monday that Hawaii is “more expensive than other areas, but it doesn’t mean that we have to extort money from the folks that live here because of an excuse like

Read More →

Webinar: ‘How the Jones Act undermines national security’

There is no doubt that the Jones Act adds to Hawaii’s high cost of living, but what about the claim that it is essential to protecting our national security? Colin Grabow, one of America’s foremost experts on the protectionist federal maritime law, and the special guest of our webinar on

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 →

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 →

Let’s unite to reform the Jones Act

This past holiday season, I was excited to receive an early Christmas gift, courtesy of Hawaii Congressman Ed Case. As we discussed when I interviewed him in September for my “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii, U.S. Rep. Case has a long history of opposition to the Jones Act, one

Read More →

U.S. Rep. Ed Case’s daring Jones Act bills explained

This article by Michael Hansen first appeared Dec. 20 on the Facebook page of the Hawaii Shippers’ Council, of which Hansen is president. ___________ U.S. Representative Ed Case (D-HI) introduced three Jones Act reform bills that would apply to the noncontiguous jurisdictions and trades of the United States, which collectively

Read More →

Protect the nation: Reform the Jones Act

When it comes to Jones Act reform, the debate often comes down to costs versus national security. No one seriously argues that the Act doesn’t raise prices for businesses and consumers: It is basic economics that restricting the transport of goods between U.S. ports to only U.S.-flagged and owned ships

Read More →

‘Rebel’ Ed Case urges Jones Act reform

There haven’t been many prominent Hawaii politicians willing to openly criticize the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act. Fortunately, there are a few notable exceptions, and it was my pleasure to interview one of those “rebels” on this week’s episode of my interview program “Hawaii Together.” Congressman Ed

Read More →

UHERO our hero for scrutinizing Jones Act

Economic theory declares that protectionist laws drive up costs and prices. Such is the case with the Jones Act, that 1920 federal maritime law well known to many of us in Hawaii for requiring that all goods carried between U.S. ports be transported on ships that are American built, owned, crewed

Read More →

Case to Akina: Federal shipping law hurts Hawaii

The congressman says the Jones Act extorts money from Hawaii residents HONOLULU, Oct. 1, 2019 >> Congressman Ed Case said Monday that Hawaii is “more expensive than other areas, but it doesn’t mean that we have to extort money from the folks that live here because of an excuse like

Read More →