Reduce Poverty and Homelessness by Creating Wealth
A new documentary examines the face of homelessness in Hawaii. But solutions nee ...See More
DHHL: Can’t Spend $60M, Asks for $500M
About a year ago, we wrote about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), a ...See More
A Federal Appeals Court Slaps Obama's Hand and Then Does Nothing
One more overreach from our “constitutional scholar” in the Oval Office was just ...See More
Video: Oliver Porter and the town of Sandy Springs
Who serves the public better: bureaucrats or entrepreneurs? ...See More
The State decides to keep your loose change on the rail surcharge
Millions of dollars are flowing into the tax department, but officials can't say ...See More
The Health Financing Crown Wears Heavy on the Insurers' Heads
Some have argued that health insurance is “not insurance.” That overstates the ...See More
Fuel for Thought
Our Department of Transportation (HIDOT) was recently in the news because it won ...See More
How not to turn a ferry system into a rail boondoggle
Jones Act reform could be the key to a successful ferry system in Hawaii. ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
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About a year ago, we wrote about the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), an agency of our state government that administers over 200,000 acres of public lands to be leased to Native Hawaiians – those with at least 50% Hawaiian blood – for purposes of living,...
One more overreach from our “constitutional scholar” in the Oval Office was just shot down. In this case, a three-judge panel on the DC Court of Appeals ruled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is “unconstitutionally structured” and must be restructured....
Some have argued that health insurance is “not insurance.” That overstates the case, but it is not completely wide of the mark. Because finding out why should be illuminating to anyone puzzling over the issues in healthcare finance, the biggest of which is rising...
Our Department of Transportation (HIDOT) was recently in the news because it won a $4 million federal grant to come up with a “reimagining” of the taxes we currently pay to support our highways and bridges. (Although we still had to come up with $1.5 million in...
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