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Economy

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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Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom

The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 report outlines Hawaii’s statistical paradox HONOLULU, Nov. 13, 2018 >> Hawaii moved up a surprising eight notches this year in a national ranking measuring economic freedom in all 50 states, from 45 in 2017 to 37. That was the finding of the “Economic

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Hawaii ranked 2nd least-free state in U.S.

Its lack of personal and economic freedom has many residents heading for greener pastures HONOLULU, Aug. 22, 2018 >> Hawaii had the undesirable distinction of ranking 49th among all 50 U.S. states in terms of personal and economic freedom, in a new national study conducted by the Cato Institute, based

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At least we’re not as bad as California …

This week I am writing to you from Dallas and the Economic Freedom of North America (EFNA) conference. Every year I join with leaders of policy think tanks from other U.S. states, plus from Canada and Mexico, to meet with economists who measure and study ways to advance economic freedom

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Let’s get Hawaii on road to prosperity

What if there was a roadmap to economic prosperity, a simple set of guidelines that policymakers could follow to ensure that everyone in their communities could be more prosperous? Sounds too good to be true, right? But that map exists. In fact, it’s on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii website.

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What is the state of our state?

Hawaii Gov. David Ige presented his fourth State of the State address this past Monday, and while I have no wish to add to the growing chorus of criticism aimed at our governor, I did walk away from his speech with many unanswered questions. Given the subject under discussion, the

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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

Read More →

Hawaii rank goes up, but not its economic freedom

The Economic Freedom of North America 2018 report outlines Hawaii’s statistical paradox HONOLULU, Nov. 13, 2018 >> Hawaii moved up a surprising eight notches this year in a national ranking measuring economic freedom in all 50 states, from 45 in 2017 to 37. That was the finding of the “Economic

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Hawaii ranked 2nd least-free state in U.S.

Its lack of personal and economic freedom has many residents heading for greener pastures HONOLULU, Aug. 22, 2018 >> Hawaii had the undesirable distinction of ranking 49th among all 50 U.S. states in terms of personal and economic freedom, in a new national study conducted by the Cato Institute, based

Read More →

At least we’re not as bad as California …

This week I am writing to you from Dallas and the Economic Freedom of North America (EFNA) conference. Every year I join with leaders of policy think tanks from other U.S. states, plus from Canada and Mexico, to meet with economists who measure and study ways to advance economic freedom

Read More →

Let’s get Hawaii on road to prosperity

What if there was a roadmap to economic prosperity, a simple set of guidelines that policymakers could follow to ensure that everyone in their communities could be more prosperous? Sounds too good to be true, right? But that map exists. In fact, it’s on the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii website.

Read More →

What is the state of our state?

Hawaii Gov. David Ige presented his fourth State of the State address this past Monday, and while I have no wish to add to the growing chorus of criticism aimed at our governor, I did walk away from his speech with many unanswered questions. Given the subject under discussion, the

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