Panos Prevedouros, PHD

BY PANOS PREVEDOUROS PHD – Brookings attributes the pathetic performance shown below to Honolulu’s long recession. WRONG!

Our recession was much softer that most other cities and our unemployment rate grew less.  In fact, Honolulu’s 1993 to 2007 ranking is 284th.

Socialist policies, anti-business practices, collusion among businesses and unions (Move Oahu Forward, PRP are the visible top of the iceberg) and slow adoption of innovation are dragging Honolulu increasingly backward.

Shortly after publishing the post on Honolulu’s and Hawaii’s “no change” situation over the last three decades, I saw the Global Metro Monitor update of the Brookings Institution (a think tank.)

Blue cities (Democrat majority) are actually mostly red (weak economy).