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From the implications of Asia's economy to tax and budget analysis in Hawaii and the U.S., the Grassroot Institute blog offers news and commentary on a wide variety of topics related to free market principles and the defense (and propagation) of individual liberty. Come back frequently to see the latest from our staff, contributors, and Board of Scholars.

Smoking It Out

Recently I was on KHPR’s radio show “Town Square” with host Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Janet Mason from the League of Women Voters, and Jessica Yamauchi of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii. The subject of the show was House Bill 145. This bill has quite a history. It...

A Jones Act Ally in Britain

We can now number an unexpected ally among those who recognize the economic problems caused by the Jones Act and its barriers to free trade … Great Britain. While we in Hawaii are accustomed to looking at the Act in terms of its barriers to business and how it...