The Jones Act Does Not Keep America Safe
Does an old 1920s shipping law really keep the United States safe? ...See More
The State is a Terrible Farmer...and Businessperson
Fallow fields stand as reminder of failed government "business" ventures ...See More
The Man Who Outsourced the Government
The man who created an entire city run by entrepreneurs instead of government is ...See More
Grassroot Institute Criticizes DOI Rule for Subverting Will of Native Hawaiians
Watchdog group cites overwhelming Native Hawaiian opposition to federal recognit ...See More
Mythbusting HART, Part 2
Last week we took a look at the HART website where it took issue with our estima ...See More
UN Panel Blames Capitalism, Property Rights for Lack of Access to Medicines in Poor Nations
On Wednesday morning, a special United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Med ...See More
Quo Warranto Fu: Does County Environmental Manager's Law Degree Qualify As "Engineering ... or related?"
We love quo warranto cases. Not just because “if it ain’t Latin, it ...See More
It’s Fun to Argue, But Gee Whiz!
One of the great things about being a citizen of the United States is freedom of ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
Working for a better economy, a better government, and a better society
Both major presidential candidates have been highlighting the stagnant wage growth of the past several years. And they’re right, according to new data released by the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. But that’s not the whole story. To look at what has happened to wage...
In Hawaii, we have a beast called a Taxation Board of Review that is quickly following the dodo bird down the path to extinction. This is why we should be concerned. None of us relish a tax audit, knowing that the person across the table from you represents a...
The man who created an entire city run by entrepreneurs instead of government is coming to Hawaii on Sept 28th and 29th. Tickets available here! The following interview was conducted by the Foundation for Economic Education magazine, The Freeman. Oliver Porter created...
Last week we took a look at the HART website where it took issue with our estimate that the surcharge was costing us all an average of $200 per person annually. Today we take a look at another vexing question: With all this money coming in to fund the train, how...
On Wednesday morning, a special United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines released its findings—findings that have been long-awaited by the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that drove its formation, and long-dreaded by the innovative pharmaceutical...
Quo Warranto Fu: Does County Environmental Manager’s Law Degree Qualify As “Engineering … or related?”
We love quo warranto cases. Not just because “if it ain’t Latin, it ain’t the law’ (as one of our favorite law school profs informed us), but because they are yet another means for citizens to challenge those holding and exercising power....
One of the great things about being a citizen of the United States is freedom of speech, which partly means the freedom to argue about government policy. Many of us have to one extent or another become like lawyers, arguing one side of the case or the other, heedless...
With all of the recent discussion about HART and the Honolulu rail project, there have been quite a few assertions that people have been playing fast and loose with facts. Some of the statements made by the Foundation have been part of this discussion, so we will...
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