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Presentations & Webinars

Akina on the question: Was Confucius a libertarian?

The great philosopher’s ideas are “authentically Chinese,” which makes it more likely they can make headway in China   Was Confucius a libertarian? That was the question Keli‘i Akina, president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, addressed during a July 16 presentation at the latest annual FreedomFest, held this

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Why Hawaii should consider the ‘Tokyo model’ for housing

Two presentations in Hawaii earlier this month by Tobias Peter of the AEI Housing Center were among the best ever sponsored by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, and now everyone can see what transpired by clicking on the video below. A complete transcript of the event is also provided. Peter

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Maui’s sky-high home prices a ‘self-inflicted wound’

Photo courtesy of Maui Now This news article was originally published in Maui Now on July 14, 2022. _____________ By Gaylord Paul Garcia Maui’s record home prices and the impacts that have resulted in displaced residents, are not unique, but there are potential solutions, according to a researcher from a

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How to make housing affordable in Hawaii (Oahu presentation)

Unreasonable. Irrational. A travesty. Those were some of the terms used by Stanford Carr, president of Stanford Carr Development, and David Arakawa, executive director of the Land Use Research Foundation, to describe land-use planning in the state, at a no-holds-barred but laughter-filled June 17 presentation on Oahu, sponsored by the

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How to increase housing and ease homelessness in Hawaii

Photo above by Google, all others by Charley Myers Above, this home near Punchbowl, Oahu, is listed on Zillow for $1.3 million. ____________ As an expression of hope in the next generation of America’s leaders, Joe Kent gave a presentation last Friday to a group of students from Hope College

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2022 Legislature still addicted to spending but deserves some praise

Photo by Sean Mitsui Especially praiseworthy was the passage of a bill that will limit the state’s emergency powers, if the governor lets it become law The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii presented its views on the 2022 Legislature this week to audiences on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island, and the message was simple: The Legislature

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Akina on the question: Was Confucius a libertarian?

The great philosopher’s ideas are “authentically Chinese,” which makes it more likely they can make headway in China   Was Confucius a libertarian? That was the question Keli‘i Akina, president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, addressed during a July 16 presentation at the latest annual FreedomFest, held this

Read More →

Why Hawaii should consider the ‘Tokyo model’ for housing

Two presentations in Hawaii earlier this month by Tobias Peter of the AEI Housing Center were among the best ever sponsored by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, and now everyone can see what transpired by clicking on the video below. A complete transcript of the event is also provided. Peter

Read More →

Maui’s sky-high home prices a ‘self-inflicted wound’

Photo courtesy of Maui Now This news article was originally published in Maui Now on July 14, 2022. _____________ By Gaylord Paul Garcia Maui’s record home prices and the impacts that have resulted in displaced residents, are not unique, but there are potential solutions, according to a researcher from a

Read More →

How to make housing affordable in Hawaii (Oahu presentation)

Unreasonable. Irrational. A travesty. Those were some of the terms used by Stanford Carr, president of Stanford Carr Development, and David Arakawa, executive director of the Land Use Research Foundation, to describe land-use planning in the state, at a no-holds-barred but laughter-filled June 17 presentation on Oahu, sponsored by the

Read More →

How to increase housing and ease homelessness in Hawaii

Photo above by Google, all others by Charley Myers Above, this home near Punchbowl, Oahu, is listed on Zillow for $1.3 million. ____________ As an expression of hope in the next generation of America’s leaders, Joe Kent gave a presentation last Friday to a group of students from Hope College

Read More →

2022 Legislature still addicted to spending but deserves some praise

Photo by Sean Mitsui Especially praiseworthy was the passage of a bill that will limit the state’s emergency powers, if the governor lets it become law The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii presented its views on the 2022 Legislature this week to audiences on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island, and the message was simple: The Legislature

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PETITION: Exempt medical services from Hawaii's excise tax!

To the Hawaii Legislature:

Hawaii families face skyrocketing healthcare costs and a shortage of doctors. Exempting medical services from Hawaii’s general excise tax would result in millions of dollars in savings for residents and help bring doctors back.

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