10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculutre 10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculutre

10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculutre

The Grassroot Institute gave a presentation on Maui titled, “10 Free Marke ...See More
Alternatives to Welfare for Hawaii’s Homeless Alternatives to Welfare for Hawaii’s Homeless

Alternatives to Welfare for Hawaii's Homeless

Former judge Ted Abram sat down with Dr. Keli’i Akina to discuss alternati ...See More
Challenges to Opening a New Business in Hawaii Challenges to Opening a New Business in Hawaii

Challenges to Opening a New Business in Hawaii

Hideo Simon, co-owner of Square Barrels restaurant spoke with Joe Kent on E Hana ...See More
Utopia is a Pretext for the Use of Power Utopia is a Pretext for the Use of Power

Utopia is a Pretext for the Use of Power

Those who have not read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birth-Mark” shoul ...See More
Maui’s Dancing Laws Maui’s Dancing Laws

Maui's Dancing Laws

Jiva Jive (pronounced Jeeva Jeeveh) of the Maui Dance Advocates spoke with Joe K ...See More
Politics in Hawaii: What’s Going On!? Politics in Hawaii: What’s Going On!?

Politics in Hawaii: What's Going On!?

On Thursday, April 14th, Dr. Keli’i Akina hosted a panel on the local and ...See More
The Future of Farming The Future of Farming

The Future of Farming

On Tuesday, April 12th, at the Maui Country Club, the Grassroot Institute held a ...See More
Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui

Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui

Dr. Keli’i Akina sat down with Leonard Gilroy of the Reason Foundation to ...See More

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Challenges to Opening a New Business in Hawaii

Hideo Simon, co-owner of Square Barrels restaurant spoke with Joe Kent on E Hana Kakou, a TV Show on the Think Tech Hawaii Broadcasting Network. Mr. Simon explained the challenges to opening a business. Hideo Simon said that the time it takes to get a permit through...

Politics in Hawaii: What’s Going On!?

On Thursday, April 14th, Dr. Keli’i Akina hosted a panel on the local and national political climate. The panelists were Andrew Walden, editor of the Hawaii Free Press; Colin Moore, Professor of Political Science and Director of the UH Public Policy Center;...

A Free Market Solution to Homelessness?

Eric Butler spoke with the Grassroot Institute about the problem of homelessness in Hawaii, “This is a good time to say now to ease up on those regulations for a period of time until we can get this situation handled.” Eric explained that relaxing...

E Hana Kakou: Farming Entrepreneurs

Hawaii used to be an agricultural hub, but in recent years, the state has seen a steep decline in farming. “Global competition, [caused the decline in farming] primarily. If you think about the past 30 years, we had pineapple and sugar as our main crops. Coffee...

Alternatives to Welfare for Hawaii’s Homeless

Former judge Ted Abram sat down with Dr. Keli’i Akina to discuss alternatives to welfare. The interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. The amount of Maui residents...

Maui’s Dancing Laws

Jiva Jive (pronounced Jeeva Jeeveh) of the Maui Dance Advocates spoke with Joe Kent to discuss the dancing laws on Maui. The interview was recorded  as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu....

Privatization May Drive Down Costs on Maui

Dr. Keli’i Akina sat down with Leonard Gilroy of the Reason Foundation to discuss healthcare privatization. The interview was recorded  as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu. Until...

Can you Balance the State’s Budget?

Can you balance the State’s budget? A new tool made by the Senate Minority allows you to attempt to balance the State’s budget. Joe Kent and Paul Harleman, Senate Minority Budget Director, discussed the state budget on the Grassroot Institute with Dr....

Hawaii’s Christian Heritage – Leon Siu

Just as the United States drew upon Judeo-Christian principles for its founding philosophy, so too did the Hawaiian Kingdom. Hawaiian community leader Leon Siu discusses with Dr. Keli’i Akina the historic relationship between Christianity and Hawaiian...

10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture

The Grassroot Institute gave a presentation on Maui titled, “10 Free Market Solutions for Agriculture on Maui” on April 12th, 2016. In the presentation, Dr. Keli’i Akina, President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii outlined 10 key solutions to...

Utopia is a Pretext for the Use of Power

Those who have not read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Birth-Mark” should look it up on the Internet. It is the story of a man who marries a perfectly beautiful woman, except that she has a birthmark. He tries various techniques to remove the birthmark. In the...

The Future of Farming

On Tuesday, April 12th, at the Maui Country Club, the Grassroot Institute held a forum on the agricultural crisis in Hawaii, with opening talks from Mayor Alan Arakawa and Councilwoman Elle Cochran, featuring Dr. Keli’i Akina as the key speaker. With the...

What is Hurting Hawaii’s Investment Climate?

Steve Petranik, editor at Hawaii Business magazine, spoke with Dr. Keli’i Akina about the poor business climate in Hawaii. This interview was recorded as part of the Grassroot Institute with Dr. Keli’i Akina, a radio show on KAOI 1110AM Maui and KKNE 940AM Oahu....