Video: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
Grassroot Institute Scholar Neil Mellen uncovers how power has been taken away f ...See More
Zombie States – Hawaii Is No. 6
Although Halloween is over for this year, various ghosts and ghouls remain to ha ...See More
How the Tin Ear Overreach Hurts Us All
It is a grade school commonplace that there is a pendulum swing back and forth b ...See More
Report: Returning Power to Micronesians in Hawaii
Empowering Micronesians in Hawaii requires a careful look at policy. ...See More
Steady decline in Jones Act ships
The data shows a decrease in American ships for decades since the Jones Act was ...See More
Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin published on Sunday, November 20, 2016, an opinion-ed ...See More
How Business Tax Reform Can Stimulate US Economic Growth
One thing that is a near certainty is that there will now, at long last, be tax ...See More
Is the Hawaii Wharfage Increase Justified?
The Hawaii Shippers’ Council and the Hawaii Harbors Users Group recently exchang ...See More
HAWAII’S LEADING INDEPENDENT THINK TANK
Working for a better economy, a better government, and a better society
Although Halloween is over for this year, various ghosts and ghouls remain to haunt our society. Those include “Zombie States.” Zombie States are states that are financially “dead” but are somehow shambling on, through a combination of hiding significant liabilities...
It is a grade school commonplace that there is a pendulum swing back and forth between the political Right and Left. Personally, I think a little back-and-forth is both good and inevitable, but it would be better if the swings were less violent. What can provoke...
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin published on Sunday, November 20, 2016, an opinion-editorial (op-ed), “Don’t rush into raising wharfage rates,” written by Todd Offutt, who was until recently, the Hawaii State Harbors Division Oahu District Manager, questioning the need for...
One thing that is a near certainty is that there will now, at long last, be tax reform. And tax reform is LONG overdue. The last major tax reform was 1986, 30 years ago (the Bush tax cuts don’t count—see below). How much has the world changed in the last 30 years? Yet...
The Hawaii Shippers’ Council and the Hawaii Harbors Users Group recently exchanged letters to the editor of the Honolulu Star Advertiser offering different points of view regarding the significant increase in Hawaii Wharfage rates proposed by the Hawaii State Harbors...
For a very long time, states have been wrestling with the problem of how much to tax entities operating in more than one state. States generally are not willing to simply let the taxpayer decide how much to report in each jurisdiction in which it does business (which...
Many governments persecute people of religious faith. However, one nation stands out: North Korea. Getting accurate information on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is difficult, since today’s communist state lives up to ancient Korea’s nickname of the “Hermit...
Bloomberg reported on Thursday, November 3, 2016, in an article, “What happens when the most important pipeline in the U.S. explodes,” that the accident in Northern Alabama, which shut down the Colonial Pipeline on Halloween (Monday, October 31st), resulted in the...
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