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Regulation

Federal Court Upholds the Free Market on Kauai

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been a hot-button issue in Hawaii politics for years. Champions of organic food, alternative medicine, green initiatives, and others have banded together in an effort to destroy the burgeoning GMO industry in the state. Some...

Video: Is Uber Super?

In this edition of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli'i Akina interviews Dale Evans, owner of Charley's Taxi. After exploring the history of how taxi services developed in Hawaii--especially in contrast to the closed-market "medallion" systems often used in the...

Video: Freedom and Film

The latest ThinkTech video takes a look at the intersection of political philosophy and art through an interview with Chuck Boller, Director Emeritus of the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF). With HIFF's Spring Showcase just around the corner, this is an...

Video: Up & Down (The Basics)

You've doubtless noticed that we've spoken a lot lately about measuring things via an UP & DOWN analysis--in other words, does a particular action move us UP toward individual liberty or DOWN toward big government tyranny?  The basis of the idea comes from the...

A Letter to Santa Claus

On 6/21/12 the Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a ruling on a labor law case involving department store workers in Spain.  The workers originally won their case in a Spanish court. The National Association of Large Distribution Businesses appealed to...

Don’t Fence Me In

As you may remember Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin has renounced his U.S. citizenship (see an earlier post in this blog The wretched refuse of our teeming shore). This has caused a reaction in Washington D.C.  Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Bob Casey have...