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How the Jones Act transfers critical industry and jobs overseas

A Washington Times article claims the 1920 law is “pro-American,” but with friends like the Jones Act, who needs enemies? It is a popular misconception that the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act supports American industry and jobs. A recent commentary in the Washington Times, for example, was

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How the Jones Act helps thwart ‘Buy American’ policy

This article was originally published March 28, 2022, by the American Institute for Economic Research. _______________ Besides getting patriotism backwards, protectionist policies such as the Jones Act simply do not increase demand for American products By Gary M. Galles “Buying American” has long been a protectionist ruse dressed up as

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Maui County unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following news release was issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on April 1, 2022. _____________ The county becomes the first of Hawaii’s four counties to request such a waiver, which would allow the use of foreign-flagged ships to import oil to the islands HONOLULU, April 1, 2022 >> The

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Testimony: Kudos to Maui County resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration April 1, 2022, by the Maui County Council. _______________ To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii             Ted

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‘Shipping security’ more Jones Act shibai

You probably have heard that the Jones Act ensures Hawaii’s “shipping security,” regardless of whatever else might be going on in the world.[1] This isn’t true. Most recently, Jones Act supporters have tried to buttress their “shipping security” claim by pointing to the recent port congestion along the U.S. West

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Why Hawaii needs a Jones Act waiver

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has helped send gasoline prices in Hawaii soaring, fueling calls that Hawaii be granted a Jones Act waiver for fuel imports. On the March 14 episode of “Hawaii Together,” leading Jones Act expert and Grassroot Scholar Colin Grabow joined host Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute executive vice president, to

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Akina updates Perry & The Posse on Jones Act waiver request

The Russia-Ukraine crisis and the suspension of Russian oil imports to Hawaii are spelling bad news for Hawaii’s energy consumers — which is basically almost everyone in the islands. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, rode with radio host Michael W. Perry  and his posse on Friday,

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Ukraine crisis highlights need for Hawaii Jones Act relief

Oil tankers at the Russian port of Vladivostok Will our D.C. delegates rise to the occasion?   It has been a whirlwind week at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. But I’m not complaining. International upheaval in Europe has brought significant attention to the Jones Act, which has long been a

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How the Jones Act transfers critical industry and jobs overseas

A Washington Times article claims the 1920 law is “pro-American,” but with friends like the Jones Act, who needs enemies? It is a popular misconception that the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act supports American industry and jobs. A recent commentary in the Washington Times, for example, was

Read More →

How the Jones Act helps thwart ‘Buy American’ policy

This article was originally published March 28, 2022, by the American Institute for Economic Research. _______________ Besides getting patriotism backwards, protectionist policies such as the Jones Act simply do not increase demand for American products By Gary M. Galles “Buying American” has long been a protectionist ruse dressed up as

Read More →

Maui County unanimously approves resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following news release was issued by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii on April 1, 2022. _____________ The county becomes the first of Hawaii’s four counties to request such a waiver, which would allow the use of foreign-flagged ships to import oil to the islands HONOLULU, April 1, 2022 >> The

Read More →

Testimony: Kudos to Maui County resolution seeking Jones Act waiver

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration April 1, 2022, by the Maui County Council. _______________ To: Maui County Council       Alice Lee, Chair       Keani Rawlins-Fernandez, Vice-Chair From: Grassroot Institute of Hawaii             Ted

Read More →

‘Shipping security’ more Jones Act shibai

You probably have heard that the Jones Act ensures Hawaii’s “shipping security,” regardless of whatever else might be going on in the world.[1] This isn’t true. Most recently, Jones Act supporters have tried to buttress their “shipping security” claim by pointing to the recent port congestion along the U.S. West

Read More →

Why Hawaii needs a Jones Act waiver

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has helped send gasoline prices in Hawaii soaring, fueling calls that Hawaii be granted a Jones Act waiver for fuel imports. On the March 14 episode of “Hawaii Together,” leading Jones Act expert and Grassroot Scholar Colin Grabow joined host Joe Kent, Grassroot Institute executive vice president, to

Read More →

Akina updates Perry & The Posse on Jones Act waiver request

The Russia-Ukraine crisis and the suspension of Russian oil imports to Hawaii are spelling bad news for Hawaii’s energy consumers — which is basically almost everyone in the islands. Keli’i Akina, president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, rode with radio host Michael W. Perry  and his posse on Friday,

Read More →

Ukraine crisis highlights need for Hawaii Jones Act relief

Oil tankers at the Russian port of Vladivostok Will our D.C. delegates rise to the occasion?   It has been a whirlwind week at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. But I’m not complaining. International upheaval in Europe has brought significant attention to the Jones Act, which has long been a

Read More →