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President’s Corner

Legislators flub chance to put Hawaii budget house in order

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for March 26, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ____________ Imagine you have a cousin who is having problems with debt. He keeps telling

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Imagine there’s no doctors; it’s easy if you tax

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for March 19, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ____________ Over the past year during the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen just how important

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Legislative tax proposals defy common sense

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for March 5, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ The Hawaii Legislature may be hard at work, but it looks like common sense

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How red tape defeats the goal of ‘affordable’ housing

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 26, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ Good intentions not only make bad material for paving roads, they’re also not a great

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Misleading budgeting undermines accountable government

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 19, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ If you had $1,000 in the bank and $10,000 in credit card debt, would you

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It was 20 years ago today, Richard Rowland taught us how to play

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 12, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ Today is a special day for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. What’s more, it’s

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2021 Legislature might actually do some good

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 5, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ We’ve only just started the new legislative session, and the biggest surprise might be

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VIDEO commentary: ‘Higher revenues without higher taxes’

Jay Fidell, founder and president of the online ThinkTech Hawaii network, liked Keli’i Akina’s recent “President’s Corner” column so much (“Increase economic freedom, not state tax burden,” Jan. 29, 2021) that he asked him to produce a spoken version for the network. If you would like to have Akina’s weekly “President’s

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Increase economic freedom, not state tax burden

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Jan. 29, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ It has become an annual tradition, just like counting in the new year or

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Why the Grassroot Institute released ‘Lockdowns Versus Liberty’

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Jan. 22, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ This week we witnessed the inauguration of a new president and the opening of the

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Legislators flub chance to put Hawaii budget house in order

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for March 26, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ____________ Imagine you have a cousin who is having problems with debt. He keeps telling

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Imagine there’s no doctors; it’s easy if you tax

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for March 19, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ____________ Over the past year during the COVID-19 crisis, we have seen just how important

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Legislative tax proposals defy common sense

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for March 5, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ The Hawaii Legislature may be hard at work, but it looks like common sense

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How red tape defeats the goal of ‘affordable’ housing

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 26, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ Good intentions not only make bad material for paving roads, they’re also not a great

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Misleading budgeting undermines accountable government

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 19, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-846-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ If you had $1,000 in the bank and $10,000 in credit card debt, would you

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It was 20 years ago today, Richard Rowland taught us how to play

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 12, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ Today is a special day for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. What’s more, it’s

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2021 Legislature might actually do some good

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Feb. 5, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ We’ve only just started the new legislative session, and the biggest surprise might be

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VIDEO commentary: ‘Higher revenues without higher taxes’

Jay Fidell, founder and president of the online ThinkTech Hawaii network, liked Keli’i Akina’s recent “President’s Corner” column so much (“Increase economic freedom, not state tax burden,” Jan. 29, 2021) that he asked him to produce a spoken version for the network. If you would like to have Akina’s weekly “President’s

Read More →

Increase economic freedom, not state tax burden

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Jan. 29, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ It has become an annual tradition, just like counting in the new year or

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Why the Grassroot Institute released ‘Lockdowns Versus Liberty’

The commentary below was Keli’i Akina’s weekly “President’s Corner” column for Jan. 22, 2021. If you would like to have his columns emailed to you on a regular basis, please call 808-864-1776 or email info@grassrootinstitute.org. ______________ This week we witnessed the inauguration of a new president and the opening of the

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