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Personal responsibility hailed as best way to avoid ‘moral hazard’

HPU professor Ken Schoolland says harm to society can be minimized if individuals are responsible for the own actions How do well-intentioned government policies create morally hazardous incentives? That was the driving question of Hawaii Pacific University economics professor Ken Schoolland’s April 24 interview with Joe Kent, executive vice president

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‘Spontaneous order’ hailed as best way for societies to thrive

What if the key to prosperity lies not in central planning, but in individual liberty?  In a March 28 interview with Joe Kent, executive vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, economist, author and Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland extolled the virtues of what he called “spontaneous order” — the

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Schoolland details impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’

A popular economics book that got its start on Hawaii radio is making the leap from the page to the screen. “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey,” written by Grassroot Scholar and Hawaii Pacific University economics professor Ken Schoolland, is being made into a three-seasons animated video

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Hill offers reasons Legislature should support ‘Freedom to Walk’

Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety, according to Malia Blom Hill, policy director of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. “If jaywalking tickets were the solution to pedestrian danger

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More analysis needed of paid family leave in SB2474 SD2

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Labor and Government Operations on March 12, 2024. ______________ March 12, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 309 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Labor & Government Operations    

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Akina hails 2024 as a chance to ‘accomplish great things’

2023 featured “challenges galore,” but 2024 is an opportunity for the people of Hawaii to demonstrate their “resolve to move forward together and to accomplish great things.” That was the message Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli‘i Akina shared with radio host Johnny Miro of the H. Hawaii

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Kent shares joy of educating others on ‘Augie T’s Guest List’

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has rapidly amassed a substantial social media following for its easily digestible short videos. And apparently, Institute Executive Vice President Joe Kent, who frequently appears in these videos, has become somewhat of a star.  During Kent’s appearance last week on “Augie T’s Guest List,” on

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There’s always room for more food — and more ‘food freedom’

There’s always room for more food, says Meagan Forbes, an attorney with the Institute for Justice. That means local restaurants, bakeries and other established commercial food outlets don’t have to see food made in home kitchens as a threat to their businesses.  Forbes said on this week’s episode of ThinkTech

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‘People times freedom’ hailed as formula for wealth and progress

We often hear that the world’s natural resources are running out, humans are in danger and our margin of error to save the planet is getting thin. But Grassroot Scholar Gale Pooley has an intriguing message to share of hope and infinite prosperity.   Pooley is an associate professor of business

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Personal responsibility hailed as best way to avoid ‘moral hazard’

HPU professor Ken Schoolland says harm to society can be minimized if individuals are responsible for the own actions How do well-intentioned government policies create morally hazardous incentives? That was the driving question of Hawaii Pacific University economics professor Ken Schoolland’s April 24 interview with Joe Kent, executive vice president

Read More →

‘Spontaneous order’ hailed as best way for societies to thrive

What if the key to prosperity lies not in central planning, but in individual liberty?  In a March 28 interview with Joe Kent, executive vice president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, economist, author and Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland extolled the virtues of what he called “spontaneous order” — the

Read More →

Schoolland details impressive journey of ‘Jonathan Gullible’

A popular economics book that got its start on Hawaii radio is making the leap from the page to the screen. “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey,” written by Grassroot Scholar and Hawaii Pacific University economics professor Ken Schoolland, is being made into a three-seasons animated video

Read More →

Hill offers reasons Legislature should support ‘Freedom to Walk’

Hawaii hands out an average of 5,000 jaywalking tickets per year, the highest per capita in the nation, but that has done virtually nothing to promote pedestrian safety, according to Malia Blom Hill, policy director of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. “If jaywalking tickets were the solution to pedestrian danger

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More analysis needed of paid family leave in SB2474 SD2

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Labor and Government Operations on March 12, 2024. ______________ March 12, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 309 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Labor & Government Operations    

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Akina hails 2024 as a chance to ‘accomplish great things’

2023 featured “challenges galore,” but 2024 is an opportunity for the people of Hawaii to demonstrate their “resolve to move forward together and to accomplish great things.” That was the message Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli‘i Akina shared with radio host Johnny Miro of the H. Hawaii

Read More →

Kent shares joy of educating others on ‘Augie T’s Guest List’

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has rapidly amassed a substantial social media following for its easily digestible short videos. And apparently, Institute Executive Vice President Joe Kent, who frequently appears in these videos, has become somewhat of a star.  During Kent’s appearance last week on “Augie T’s Guest List,” on

Read More →

There’s always room for more food — and more ‘food freedom’

There’s always room for more food, says Meagan Forbes, an attorney with the Institute for Justice. That means local restaurants, bakeries and other established commercial food outlets don’t have to see food made in home kitchens as a threat to their businesses.  Forbes said on this week’s episode of ThinkTech

Read More →

‘People times freedom’ hailed as formula for wealth and progress

We often hear that the world’s natural resources are running out, humans are in danger and our margin of error to save the planet is getting thin. But Grassroot Scholar Gale Pooley has an intriguing message to share of hope and infinite prosperity.   Pooley is an associate professor of business

Read More →