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China a threat to Jones Act lobby, except when it’s not

Jones Act carriers claim China is a threat to America’s maritime industry, but when they need cheap repairs, they know where to go One of the great disconnects of the Jones Act is that it requires vessels carrying goods between U.S. ports to be U.S.-built, but it doesn’t say anything

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Jones Act closed loophole that could help Hawaii

  A prominent Hawaii state senator told us at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii recently that he agreed with many of the policies we advocate, but he could not bring himself to support our call for Jones Act reform. Why? Because, he said, if the Jones Act were really a

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An arcane federal law puts Young Brothers on the ropes

This commentary originally was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sept. 28, 2020. _____________ Transporting freight between Hawaii ports just became significantly more expensive, thanks to a 46% rate increase granted in August to Hawaii’s monopoly tug and barge company, Young Brothers LLC. Effective Sept. 1, the increase was awarded

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‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’

“In a perfect world, there would be no Jones Act. … Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world.” Those are the words of Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, from his chapter “Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century,”  in the Cato Institute’s recently published book, “The

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Perry interviews Akina about new Jones Act study

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii released its groundbreaking study on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, regarding how much the Jones Act costs Hawaii, and the next day institute president Keli’i Akina was interviewed by radio personality Michael W. Perry, about the report’s findings. Perry is host of Hawaii’s No. 1 daily morning

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An insider’s look at the federal Jones Act

One of the issues that has been very important to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii through the years has been the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act.  Following up on the release our our groundbreaking study, “Quantifying the cost of the Jones Act to Hawaii,” institute President

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China a threat to Jones Act lobby, except when it’s not

Jones Act carriers claim China is a threat to America’s maritime industry, but when they need cheap repairs, they know where to go One of the great disconnects of the Jones Act is that it requires vessels carrying goods between U.S. ports to be U.S.-built, but it doesn’t say anything

Read More →

Jones Act closed loophole that could help Hawaii

  A prominent Hawaii state senator told us at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii recently that he agreed with many of the policies we advocate, but he could not bring himself to support our call for Jones Act reform. Why? Because, he said, if the Jones Act were really a

Read More →

An arcane federal law puts Young Brothers on the ropes

This commentary originally was published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Sept. 28, 2020. _____________ Transporting freight between Hawaii ports just became significantly more expensive, thanks to a 46% rate increase granted in August to Hawaii’s monopoly tug and barge company, Young Brothers LLC. Effective Sept. 1, the increase was awarded

Read More →

‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’

“In a perfect world, there would be no Jones Act. … Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world.” Those are the words of Keli‘i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, from his chapter “Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century,”  in the Cato Institute’s recently published book, “The

Read More →

Perry interviews Akina about new Jones Act study

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii released its groundbreaking study on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, regarding how much the Jones Act costs Hawaii, and the next day institute president Keli’i Akina was interviewed by radio personality Michael W. Perry, about the report’s findings. Perry is host of Hawaii’s No. 1 daily morning

Read More →

An insider’s look at the federal Jones Act

One of the issues that has been very important to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii through the years has been the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act.  Following up on the release our our groundbreaking study, “Quantifying the cost of the Jones Act to Hawaii,” institute President

Read More →