Monday, June 27, 2022
Photo by Charley Myers By Keli'i Akina It looks like we could be on the verge of a new tourism policy for Hawaii. Legislators have been dickering this past week over how much money the state tourism...
By Keli'i Akina Before our legislators vote on whether to increase Hawaii’s minimum wage, I encourage them to ask three very important questions:>> Who are we trying to help?>> Who would actually be affected?>> Is the minimum wage the best way to help low-income families?Clearly,...
By Keli'i Akina It has been a whirlwind week at the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. But I’m not complaining.  International upheaval in Europe has brought significant attention to the Jones Act, which has long been a factor in Hawaii’s high cost...
By Keli'i Akina The world is holding its breath as we watch the outbreak of war in Ukraine and wonder what it bodes for the future. For those of us in Hawaii, there is an extra reason to be concerned, aside...
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii says the 1920 law is a main reason Hawaii relies on Russia for more than a third of its crude oil supply By Jonathan Helton With Hawaii reliant on a U.S. geopolitical rival for its...
By Keli'i Akina We’re just over a week into the 2022 legislative session, and already, we are seeing behavior that calls into question the Legislature’s dedication to the principle of democratic debate. Take, for example, the minimum-wage bill.
by John H. Robinson The LTC insurance market has been in turmoil for more than a decade as insurance companies have come to the grim realization that the policies they issued in the 1990s and early 2000s were badly mispriced and that the proclivity of...
By Keli'i Akina Will Hawaii be able to benefit from the cryptocurrency boom? Or will excessive regulation continue to get in the way? It all depends on what happens in the upcoming legislative session. Sometimes called digital currency, cryptocurrency continues to...
Back in the bad old days of Covid isloation, those of us fortunate enough to work from home found ourselves getting intimately familiar electronic gear. One of the most important components in this assemblage is the headset. In a search for excellence the winner for me was...
Covid-19 has changed the way we work. First and foremost, even with the plague diminishing (at least in the US) telecommuting is going to be with us for a long time. It's a no brainer solution for management and the rest of us. (And it's about time!)