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The negative economic effects of the Jones Act are well-documented. Its restrictions on shipbuilding and cargo shipping increase the cost of living and raise the price of doing business in Hawaii, and represent a constant drain on our economy nationwide. The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii supports Jones Act reform that would address the Act’s shipbuilding and cabotage restrictions.
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii urges reform of the century-old law.
Proponents of Jones Act reform in the U.S. can now point to the Philippines as an example of what could happen if even the smallest of reforms were applied to the U.S. economy