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Jones Act

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

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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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Jones Act study boldly goes where no research has gone before

If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100. No, those aren’t lottery numbers or the beginning of a Carnac the Magnificent skit. They are the answers to a question that we at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii have been asking for years: What is the economic

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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

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

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 →

Jones Act study boldly goes where no research has gone before

If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100. No, those aren’t lottery numbers or the beginning of a Carnac the Magnificent skit. They are the answers to a question that we at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii have been asking for years: What is the economic

Read More →