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President’s Corner

Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered whether he was speaking broadly about general goals, much in the way that political leaders talk about space exploration. But then he doubled down and repeated it: Hawaii will double local food production by 2020. The

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Hawaii’s Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment

Hawaii’s police officers and firefighters have some of the most respected positions in the state … from an economic perspective, at least. In fact, new research from the Grassroot Institute suggests that Hawaii has a deep appreciation for public sector workers in general. County workers throughout the state make higher

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Governor says treat symptoms, not causes of our economic woes

If you knew someone who was wasting away from a completely curable illness, would you want the doctor to merely treat the symptoms or treat the underlying cause? If you’ve watched or read the Governor’s State of the State address, you’ll know which choice our policymakers would make. Hawaii’s economy

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Competition matters…in sports and in government

Imagine a football game in which there is only one team playing. Instead of seeing dazzling plays, the entire game is spent watching that one team sprint down the field and score over and over again. The winning team might glory in the score, but for the crowd, there’s an

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Out with Obamacare…In with Trumpcare?

President-elect Trump has promised that he will replace the Affordable Care Act with something better. What that will be remains to be seen, but a new administration represents an opportunity to fix a system that began as an expensive mess and has only devolved from there.

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Doubling Hawaii’s Food Production

When Governor Ige first announced his plan to double local food production, people wondered whether he was speaking broadly about general goals, much in the way that political leaders talk about space exploration. But then he doubled down and repeated it: Hawaii will double local food production by 2020. The

Read More →

Hawaii’s Unsustainable Cost of Public Employment

Hawaii’s police officers and firefighters have some of the most respected positions in the state … from an economic perspective, at least. In fact, new research from the Grassroot Institute suggests that Hawaii has a deep appreciation for public sector workers in general. County workers throughout the state make higher

Read More →

Governor says treat symptoms, not causes of our economic woes

If you knew someone who was wasting away from a completely curable illness, would you want the doctor to merely treat the symptoms or treat the underlying cause? If you’ve watched or read the Governor’s State of the State address, you’ll know which choice our policymakers would make. Hawaii’s economy

Read More →

Competition matters…in sports and in government

Imagine a football game in which there is only one team playing. Instead of seeing dazzling plays, the entire game is spent watching that one team sprint down the field and score over and over again. The winning team might glory in the score, but for the crowd, there’s an

Read More →

Out with Obamacare…In with Trumpcare?

President-elect Trump has promised that he will replace the Affordable Care Act with something better. What that will be remains to be seen, but a new administration represents an opportunity to fix a system that began as an expensive mess and has only devolved from there.

Read More →