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HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK

Working for a better economy, better government and a better society

How Hawaii can usher in a new era of prosperity

How Hawaii can usher in a new era of prosperity

Hawaii is finally starting to open again. Now what? That was the question posed to me yesterday morning by Michael W. Perry, host of the hugely popular “Perry & The Posse” radio show on KSSK AM and FM. Fortunately, I had exactly the right prescription. Or, more…

Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Akina goes riding with Perry & The Posse

Hawaii radio star Michael W. Perry hosted Keli’i Akina on his hugely popular “Perry & The Posse” radio show on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to talk about the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s new “Road map to prosperity: How Hawaii can recover and even excel after the…

Meet our award-winning cartoonist, David Swann

Meet our award-winning cartoonist, David Swann

After a long career in newspapers, David is now wielding his drawing pens to advance economic freedom  By Melissa Newsham Since coming on board at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii in late 2017, David Swann has been turning the Grassroot Institute’s ideals of…

Our new road map puts you in the driver’s seat

Our new road map puts you in the driver’s seat

There is no quick fix to Hawaii’s economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We cannot spend our way back to a robust economy. We can’t flip a switch and simply “restart” it as if there had never been a lockdown. But there is a path forward that could help…

Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy

Roll back government to revive Hawaii’s economy

This commentary was originally published in the May 16, 2020, edition of Hawaii Filipino Chronicle. ________________ As the coronavirus crisis has deepened during the past two months, the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii has acknowledged that most of the actions taken to…

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‘Hawaii Supreme Court Overturns 30 Years of Government Secrecy’

Minneapolis offers Hawaii a model for sweeping housing deregulation

‘Jones Act Is The Largest Impediment To Economic Growth In Hawaii’

Is California (Hawaii) going the way of Germany when it comes to energy?

Police Commission wants accountability about why gun carry permits are being denied

‘We should be angry about rail’s broken promises’

Star-Advertiser urges HART to cough up more rail info for State Auditor

Time is running out to resolve rail audit

Big Island Video News quotes Akina on voided ballot measure

The Garden Island covers pension presentation to Kauai City Council

Orange County Register quotes Akina on building in lava zones

Tuesday ‘Janus’ event covered by The Maui News

Monday ‘Janus’ event covered by Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Civil Beat, Pacific Business News

Star-Advertiser editorializes against ‘gut and replace’

Common Cause, League of Women Voters sue to stop ‘gut and replace’ 

Jones Act could hamper Hawaii’s recovery from Hurricane Lane

Jones Act waiver sought for Hawaii by Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane price caps will worsen shortages

The Jones Act makes little sense in a globalized world

Federal government puts local zoning in its sights

Hawaii ranks 49th in Cato Institute’s ‘Freedom in the 50 States’ report 

‘The time is past due to end the outdated, protectionist relic known as the Jones Act’

10-minute podcast explains how Jones Act harms Puerto Rico

Hellenic Shipping News (in Greece) takes note of ABA resolution on Jones Act

ABA Law Journal reports on resolution to exempt PR from Jones Act

Grassroot Institute cited in ABA’s Jones Act resolution (pages 2 and 5)

NYC and NY State Bar Associations prevail on ABA to urge Congress to exempt PR from Jones Act