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“Hawaii Together”

U.S. Rep. Ed Case talks Jones Act with Keli’i Akina

Jones Act reform was the main topic of conversation between Keli’i Akina and U.S. Rep. Ed Case on the Oct. 1, 2019, episode of Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii. On the eve of the act turning 100 years old, Case shared his views that the act is pure protectionism

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What Honolulu can learn from Houston about housing

Sometimes less is more. In Houston, the largest city in Texas by population, less zoning has resulted in more housing, helping it enjoy a significantly higher standard of living than Honolulu, as measured by the purchasing power of real wages. Find out more about Houston’s example by watching this interview with Tory

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#AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi

It’s been a long time coming, but thanks to new Honolulu City Council member Heidi Tsuneyoshi, representing District 2, it’s finally going to get done: a forensic audit of the city’s wildly over-budget and behind-schedule rail project. Tsuneyoshi met with Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli‘i Akina on Monday to discuss

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Gale Pooley: Population growth equals great resources

In this Feb. 6, 2019 episode of “Hawaii Together” on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, host Keli’i Akina talks with Gale Pooley about the BYU-Hawaii professor’s recent policy report, “The Simon Abundance Index: A New Way to Measure Availability of Resources.” Written with researcher Marian Tupy, the report shows that instead

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Overcharged for health care

“There’s no real story here for why we should think that giving the government control of the health care economy would lead to a cost reduction. Cost reductions benefit consumers who are very widely distributed and disorganized, whereas the producers of health care are very concentrated, powerful industries that are

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Our flag-carrier in Washington

Get to know our eyes and ears in our nation’s capital: Malia Blom Hill, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii director of policy. Hill completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, earned a law degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., then worked in

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U.S. Rep. Ed Case talks Jones Act with Keli’i Akina

Jones Act reform was the main topic of conversation between Keli’i Akina and U.S. Rep. Ed Case on the Oct. 1, 2019, episode of Akina’s “Hawaii Together” program on ThinkTech Hawaii. On the eve of the act turning 100 years old, Case shared his views that the act is pure protectionism

Read More →

What Honolulu can learn from Houston about housing

Sometimes less is more. In Houston, the largest city in Texas by population, less zoning has resulted in more housing, helping it enjoy a significantly higher standard of living than Honolulu, as measured by the purchasing power of real wages. Find out more about Houston’s example by watching this interview with Tory

Read More →

#AuditTheRail finds champion in Heidi Tsuyenoshi

It’s been a long time coming, but thanks to new Honolulu City Council member Heidi Tsuneyoshi, representing District 2, it’s finally going to get done: a forensic audit of the city’s wildly over-budget and behind-schedule rail project. Tsuneyoshi met with Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keli‘i Akina on Monday to discuss

Read More →

Gale Pooley: Population growth equals great resources

In this Feb. 6, 2019 episode of “Hawaii Together” on the ThinkTech Hawaii network, host Keli’i Akina talks with Gale Pooley about the BYU-Hawaii professor’s recent policy report, “The Simon Abundance Index: A New Way to Measure Availability of Resources.” Written with researcher Marian Tupy, the report shows that instead

Read More →

Overcharged for health care

“There’s no real story here for why we should think that giving the government control of the health care economy would lead to a cost reduction. Cost reductions benefit consumers who are very widely distributed and disorganized, whereas the producers of health care are very concentrated, powerful industries that are

Read More →

Our flag-carrier in Washington

Get to know our eyes and ears in our nation’s capital: Malia Blom Hill, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii director of policy. Hill completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, earned a law degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., then worked in

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