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Webinar: Grassroot Institute puts Jones Act on political front burner

At a webinar featuring U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case, the institute revealed exactly how much the Jones Act costs Hawaii Hundreds of people from around the country tuned in yesterday to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s webinar, during which it revealed the findings of its new groundbreaking study into the cost

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Jones Act lobby lobs a dud in advance of our landmark study

How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves. By that measure, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is having a banner week. On Tuesday, the American Maritime Partnership released a study purporting to demonstrate that

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Let’s work together … to reform the Jones Act

If you have been following the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s coverage of the Jones Act for the past few years, you might have noticed that our discussion of reform rarely focuses on a specific political party. That isn’t just because we are a nonpartisan organization. It’s also because the Jones

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‘The Jones Act isn’t just inefficient, it’s failed’

June 5, 2020, was the 100th birthday of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act, which restricts cargo shipping competition between U.S. ports and adds to Hawaii’s high cost of living. A week earlier, one of the nation’s top experts on the act, Colin Grabow of the Cato Institute, was

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We have the perfect birthday gift for the Jones Act

Last week was the 100th birthday of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act, and we have the perfect present for the aged institution: an update for the 21st century. As you probably know, the act requires all goods shipped between U.S. ports to be on ships built

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Happy birthday, Jones Act … not!

This news release was issued June 5, 2020. ____________________ The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century HONOLULU, June 5, 2020 >> Today marks the centennial of the Jones Act, the federal protectionist law well known for restricting the shipment of goods between

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The Jones Act: 100 years of failed protectionism

This article was published originally by the Mises Institute on June 4, 2020. ________________ June 5, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act, a law passed to protect the domestic water transportation industry from outside competition. This law has been touted as critical to the success of the

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Webinar: Grassroot Institute puts Jones Act on political front burner

At a webinar featuring U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case, the institute revealed exactly how much the Jones Act costs Hawaii Hundreds of people from around the country tuned in yesterday to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s webinar, during which it revealed the findings of its new groundbreaking study into the cost

Read More →

Jones Act lobby lobs a dud in advance of our landmark study

How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves. By that measure, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is having a banner week. On Tuesday, the American Maritime Partnership released a study purporting to demonstrate that

Read More →

Let’s work together … to reform the Jones Act

If you have been following the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s coverage of the Jones Act for the past few years, you might have noticed that our discussion of reform rarely focuses on a specific political party. That isn’t just because we are a nonpartisan organization. It’s also because the Jones

Read More →

‘The Jones Act isn’t just inefficient, it’s failed’

June 5, 2020, was the 100th birthday of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act, which restricts cargo shipping competition between U.S. ports and adds to Hawaii’s high cost of living. A week earlier, one of the nation’s top experts on the act, Colin Grabow of the Cato Institute, was

Read More →

We have the perfect birthday gift for the Jones Act

Last week was the 100th birthday of the federal maritime law known as the Jones Act, and we have the perfect present for the aged institution: an update for the 21st century. As you probably know, the act requires all goods shipped between U.S. ports to be on ships built

Read More →

Happy birthday, Jones Act … not!

This news release was issued June 5, 2020. ____________________ The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century HONOLULU, June 5, 2020 >> Today marks the centennial of the Jones Act, the federal protectionist law well known for restricting the shipment of goods between

Read More →

The Jones Act: 100 years of failed protectionism

This article was published originally by the Mises Institute on June 4, 2020. ________________ June 5, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Jones Act, a law passed to protect the domestic water transportation industry from outside competition. This law has been touted as critical to the success of the

Read More →