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Economy

Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii’s Policy Makers

Emphasis should be on creating opportunity, stronger economy HONOLULU, HAWAII–Nov. 7, 2014–With observers wondering how Republican control of Congress will affect federal dollars to Hawaii, one organization sees room for growth and opportunity in the changing political landscape. According to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a decline in the amount of

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Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery

by Gaetano Venezia The recession and recovery have brought turmoil and strife to cities like Detroit, but many cities have not suffered nearly as much. Cities experience economic turmoil in differing ways and luckily Honolulu has retained a relatively strong economy. Based on government spending, property development, and tourism, Honolulu performed better through the recession

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Reflections on Kazakhstan: Ideas & Performance

A note from the Grassroot Institute: We are lucky and privileged to have a respected international scholar and advocate of the free market on our Board of Advisors. Professor Ken Schoolland continues to travel around the world, sharing his work and bringing the ideals of liberty into every corner of the

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Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—Hawaii’s economic upswing has paid off in improved competitiveness and performance according to the annual Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The state ranked 17th in economic performance and moved

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Hawaii: The Fourth-Most Economically Repressive State

According to the Freedom in the 50 states, only California (of course), New Jersey, and New York are more repressive than Hawaii. Much of Hawaii’s (and California’s) repression comes from the land-use regulation, which makes building a home or starting or expanding a business very expensive.

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The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible

Have you met Jonathan Gullible? In the best Swiftian tradition, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible is both a primer and a commentary on the value of the free market. It tells the story of a boy who becomes shipwrecked on an unfamiliar island after being swept out to sea in

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Economic Freedom of the World

The Fraser Institute a Canadian “think tank” publishes an annual report concerning the economic freedom of each country. The annual Economic Freedom of the World report is the premier measurement of economic freedom, using 42 distinct variables to create an index ranking of countries around the world based on policies that encourage economic

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Are The United States & Hawaii Competitive?

by Adam Smith World leaders, business executives, bankers, journalists and other influential policy makers recently met in Davos Switzerland to discuss the most pressing economic and political issues of the day. During this year’s gathering, there was mutual agreement that soft economic conditions are forcing countries to rethink how they

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Decreases in Federal Funding Require New Path for Hawaii’s Policy Makers

Emphasis should be on creating opportunity, stronger economy HONOLULU, HAWAII–Nov. 7, 2014–With observers wondering how Republican control of Congress will affect federal dollars to Hawaii, one organization sees room for growth and opportunity in the changing political landscape. According to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a decline in the amount of

Read More →

Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery

by Gaetano Venezia The recession and recovery have brought turmoil and strife to cities like Detroit, but many cities have not suffered nearly as much. Cities experience economic turmoil in differing ways and luckily Honolulu has retained a relatively strong economy. Based on government spending, property development, and tourism, Honolulu performed better through the recession

Read More →

Reflections on Kazakhstan: Ideas & Performance

A note from the Grassroot Institute: We are lucky and privileged to have a respected international scholar and advocate of the free market on our Board of Advisors. Professor Ken Schoolland continues to travel around the world, sharing his work and bringing the ideals of liberty into every corner of the

Read More →

Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance HONOLULU, Hawaii—April 15, 2014—Hawaii’s economic upswing has paid off in improved competitiveness and performance according to the annual Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The state ranked 17th in economic performance and moved

Read More →

Hawaii: The Fourth-Most Economically Repressive State

According to the Freedom in the 50 states, only California (of course), New Jersey, and New York are more repressive than Hawaii. Much of Hawaii’s (and California’s) repression comes from the land-use regulation, which makes building a home or starting or expanding a business very expensive.

Read More →

The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible

Have you met Jonathan Gullible? In the best Swiftian tradition, The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible is both a primer and a commentary on the value of the free market. It tells the story of a boy who becomes shipwrecked on an unfamiliar island after being swept out to sea in

Read More →

Economic Freedom of the World

The Fraser Institute a Canadian “think tank” publishes an annual report concerning the economic freedom of each country. The annual Economic Freedom of the World report is the premier measurement of economic freedom, using 42 distinct variables to create an index ranking of countries around the world based on policies that encourage economic

Read More →

Are The United States & Hawaii Competitive?

by Adam Smith World leaders, business executives, bankers, journalists and other influential policy makers recently met in Davos Switzerland to discuss the most pressing economic and political issues of the day. During this year’s gathering, there was mutual agreement that soft economic conditions are forcing countries to rethink how they

Read More →