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Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy

This commentary was originally published in the May 16, 2020, edition of Hawaii Filipino Chronicle. ________________ As the coronavirus crisis has deepened during the past two months, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has acknowledged that most of the actions taken to protect our most vulnerable citizens have been well intentioned.

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News release: ‘Let Hawaii Work’

NEWS RELEASE, from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. For more information, contact petition coordinator Josh Mason at 918-261-8444 or jmason@grassrootinstittute.org. _________________ New petition urges lifting of lockdown so Hawaii residents can get back to work HONOLULU, April 30, 2020 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has launched a petition drive calling on Gov.

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18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet

This commentary was originally published in Honolulu Civil Beat, April 18, 2020. ____________ Hawaii is leading the nation in per-capita unemployment right now because of government actions intended to stop the coronavirus. According to the state Department of Labor, almost 250,000 people have lost their jobs over the past few weeks

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How to navigate the ‘coronavirus recession’

This commentary was originally published March 15 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. ___________ With the coronavirus causing havoc for both the U.S. stock market and Hawaii’s tourism industry, now is not the time for state lawmakers to be increasing spending, taxes or regulations. Even before this crisis arose, it was clear

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VIDEO: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland talked about the ever-worsening economic impact of the coronavirus on the economies of Hawaii and nation on Jay Fidell’s “Corona Watch” program on ThinkTech Hawaii on Monday, March 16, 2020.

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Grassroot Scholar takes freedom message to ‘Iolani School 

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland spoke earlier this month to scores of students at ‘Iolani School about how economics can help shape a prosperous world. Addressing the school’s economics club and about a dozen separate classes, Schoolland talked specifically about economic freedom, which evidence from around the world shows is associated with improved standards of

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It’s not a mystery why Hawaii is hurting

True or false? State economies are growing all across the United States, but none as slowly as Hawaii’s, which is virtually stagnant. Hawaii is one of the lowest-ranked among all 50 states in terms of economic freedom. The Aloha State has shown negative population growth for two years in a row and is poised to

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Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges state policymakers to reverse course HONOLULU, Nov. 7, 2019 >> Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states, according to an index published annually by the Fraser Institute based in Canada and released publicly today. The index,

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Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab

I just gave Hawaii the best economic outlook in the country, and all it took was a few mouse clicks. Typically, Hawaii ends up in the bottom half among all states in the many surveys of economic freedom and outlook. For example, the Economic Freedom of North America report, issued

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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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Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy

This commentary was originally published in the May 16, 2020, edition of Hawaii Filipino Chronicle. ________________ As the coronavirus crisis has deepened during the past two months, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has acknowledged that most of the actions taken to protect our most vulnerable citizens have been well intentioned.

Read More →

News release: ‘Let Hawaii Work’

NEWS RELEASE, from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. For more information, contact petition coordinator Josh Mason at 918-261-8444 or jmason@grassrootinstittute.org. _________________ New petition urges lifting of lockdown so Hawaii residents can get back to work HONOLULU, April 30, 2020 >> The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has launched a petition drive calling on Gov.

Read More →

18 ways to get Hawaii back on its feet

This commentary was originally published in Honolulu Civil Beat, April 18, 2020. ____________ Hawaii is leading the nation in per-capita unemployment right now because of government actions intended to stop the coronavirus. According to the state Department of Labor, almost 250,000 people have lost their jobs over the past few weeks

Read More →

How to navigate the ‘coronavirus recession’

This commentary was originally published March 15 in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. ___________ With the coronavirus causing havoc for both the U.S. stock market and Hawaii’s tourism industry, now is not the time for state lawmakers to be increasing spending, taxes or regulations. Even before this crisis arose, it was clear

Read More →

VIDEO: The economic impact of the coronavirus

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland talked about the ever-worsening economic impact of the coronavirus on the economies of Hawaii and nation on Jay Fidell’s “Corona Watch” program on ThinkTech Hawaii on Monday, March 16, 2020.

Read More →

Grassroot Scholar takes freedom message to ‘Iolani School 

Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland spoke earlier this month to scores of students at ‘Iolani School about how economics can help shape a prosperous world. Addressing the school’s economics club and about a dozen separate classes, Schoolland talked specifically about economic freedom, which evidence from around the world shows is associated with improved standards of

Read More →

It’s not a mystery why Hawaii is hurting

True or false? State economies are growing all across the United States, but none as slowly as Hawaii’s, which is virtually stagnant. Hawaii is one of the lowest-ranked among all 50 states in terms of economic freedom. The Aloha State has shown negative population growth for two years in a row and is poised to

Read More →

Economic freedom in Hawaii takes a fall

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges state policymakers to reverse course HONOLULU, Nov. 7, 2019 >> Economic freedom in Hawaii dropped three notches to 40th place among all 50 U.S. states, according to an index published annually by the Fraser Institute based in Canada and released publicly today. The index,

Read More →

Hawaii needs a handy ‘adjust policy’ tab

I just gave Hawaii the best economic outlook in the country, and all it took was a few mouse clicks. Typically, Hawaii ends up in the bottom half among all states in the many surveys of economic freedom and outlook. For example, the Economic Freedom of North America report, issued

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 →