Video: Japan and the Free Market

Posted by on Mar 8, 2014 in Better Economy, Featured |

This week’s Think Tech broadcast features a “double header.” In the first half, Dr. Akina speaks with Japanese economists Dr. Hiroshi Yoshida and Yuta Steve Nakano about the state of the Japanese economy. Those who understand the ties between Hawaii’s economy and those of Asia and the Pacific Rim will be glad to hear that the Japanese economy is rebounding. However, the Japanese consumption tax (a tax very similar to our...

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Video: Free Speech on Campus – an Interview with FIRE’s Greg Lukianoff

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Better Society, Featured |

In this week’s video, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). The issue of free speech on campus has gained attention in Hawaii recently, following a controversy over the right of students to distribute copies of the Constitution on the campus of UH Hilo. Speaking with Dr. Akina, Mr. Lukianoff  described the changes that have taken place in...

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Video: Defending Liberty with Ilya Shapiro

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Better Society, Featured |

In this week’s video, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina sits down with Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute, to discuss the defense of liberty. As a constitutional scholar, Mr. Shapiro has closely examined the relationship between law and freedom, and has submitted numerous “friend of the court” briefs to the Supreme Court as the coordinator of Cato’s amicus brief program. As...

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In an Ideal America

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Better Society |

By Mark Monoscalco Every person should be free… to pursue his ambition to the full extent of his abilities, regardless of race or creed or family background. to associate with whom he pleases for any reason he pleases, even if someone else thinks it’s a stupid reason. to worship God in his own way, even if it isn’t “orthodox.” to choose his own trade and to apply for any job he wants — and to quit his job if he...

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Grassroot Perspective Podcast: Liberty and Movies

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Podcast |

By Malia Hill, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii In this week’s Grassroot Perspective podcast, Malia Hill discusses the Moving Picture Institute’s “Liberty in Film” awards, with her own comments on why it matters and why Iron Man is the most libertarian character in film at the moment. Listen below, and don’t miss the opportunity to submit questions  for next week’s discussion.  Email your questions/suggestions...

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