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Friday, January 24, 2020
U.S. Ferry Systems Soaked by Maritime Protectionism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 218 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii would certainly know....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
At 100, Jones Act Looks Old and Wrinkly
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 PM :: 523 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska professor compares Jones Act to other forms of cabotage....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
US shipbuilding costs takes toll on national security
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 635 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Navy considers shipbuilding cuts for upcoming budget....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
WSJ: Aloha Increasingly Means Goodbye Thanks to High Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:29 PM :: 2014 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Taxes, Cost of Living

...With an 11% top rate, many Hawaii residents are looking for two tickets out of paradise....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Let's unite to reform Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 666 Views :: Jones Act

...On Dec. 19, Rep Ed Case introduced three measures to reform the archaic, century-old law....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Ed Case Innovative Approach to Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 6:25 PM :: 783 Views :: Jones Act

...The first bill would reduce the ocean shipping companies’ capital and operating costs and the second place a hard cap on ocean freight rates. The third bill would be a failsafe alternative....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Ed Case Introduces Three Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 4:26 PM :: 1158 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...“My three bills aim directly at one of the key drivers of our astronomically high cost of living in Hawai‘i and other locations in our country that are not part of the continental U.S,” said Case....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Kalapama Container Terminal Enters Phase 2
By News Release @ 10:17 AM :: 837 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors history....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Keli'i Akina: The Jones Act and Hawaii
By Audio @ 8:30 PM :: 516 Views :: Jones Act

...The shipping regulation known as the Jones Act turns 100 next year.... 

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Protect our nation: Reform the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:46 PM :: 985 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...the Jones Act was enacted a century ago, when warfare and trade were very different....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 808 Views :: Jones Act

...OECD estimates that the law's repeal would increase U.S. economic output by up to $135 billion....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
​Want Americans to Buy U.S. Products? Dump the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1197 Views :: Jones Act

... the absence of Jones Act asphalt carriers means that Hawaii must import it from abroad ....

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage: Jones Act Reduces Water Trade Between US States
By UHERO @ 3:04 AM :: 804 Views :: Jones Act

...the costs associated with the Jones Act are empirically important and should be taken into account by policy makers....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:18 PM :: 1432 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
VIDEO: Ed Case and Keli'i Akina discuss Jones Act reform 
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:46 PM :: 1608 Views :: Jones Act

...Case says the Jones Act extorts money from Hawaii residents....

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Economic Curtain closing on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 1225 Views :: Jones Act

...both the number and capacity of Jones Act ships has steadily declined in recent decades, which in turn has reduced domestic water shipments between the states....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Effects of the Jones Act
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1194 Views :: Jones Act

...A recent working paper released by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, or UHERO, collects and reports hard data on the effects of the Jones Act....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Cato Jones Act Criticism Prompts Industry Backlash
By Selected News Articles @ 7:07 PM :: 1015 Views :: Jones Act

...Michael Hansen, a maritime expert who serves as president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, published his own critiques....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act
By UHERO @ 6:37 PM :: 1048 Views :: Jones Act

...UHERO examines the economic implications of the Jones Act....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 1607 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....

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Monday, September 09, 2019
Matson pays the highest wages in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 1334 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...The relatively high median compensation level is probably related to Matson’s high degree of unionization....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Case and Akina discuss future of Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 1428 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...During his first term in Congress, from 2002 to 2007, Case introduced three bills to reform the Jones Act.... 

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Make the Jones Act worse?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:32 PM :: 1631 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...there is a move in Congress to make things worse....

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Friday, August 09, 2019
Matson forecasts lower net income and EBITDA for 2019
By Michael Hansen @ 6:34 PM :: 1112 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson Inc. reported second quarter 2019 results on August 7, 2019....

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Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Jones Act supporter labels Puerto Rico report “Gobbledygook”
By Michael Hansen @ 4:31 PM :: 1627 Views :: Jones Act

...This dire prediction can only mean that McCown understands the Jones Act has a significant economic impact on shipping services....

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Friday, August 02, 2019
Federal laws we could do without
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 1058 Views :: Jones Act

...a panel discussion on the "dirty dozen" of federal laws....

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Thursday, August 01, 2019
Stossel and Akina talk ‘dirty dozen’ at FreedomFest 2019
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:33 AM :: 1143 Views :: Jones Act

...Akina focused on how the protectionist federal shipping law known as the Jones Act has financially hurt Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Canada to ship containerized LNG to China instead of Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 2207 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The HECO LNG plans were abandoned after their proposed merger with NextEra Energy, Inc. was disapproved by the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Pennies Add Up
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:29 PM :: 996 Views :: Jones Act

...Pennies add up. And when we’re talking about the Jones Act, they add up to billions of dollars....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Will Philly Shipyard close?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:24 AM :: 1404 Views :: Jones Act

...the yard remains idle as its continues to burn cash....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Will Hawaii be the next Puerto Rico?
By Video @ 3:57 PM :: 1287 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act researcher lays out its failures and false arguments....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Puerto Rico Relief? Special interests lobby to uphold Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:57 PM :: 2080 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...Several domestic shipping and maritime interest groups, alongside unions, are backing lobbying efforts to keep the Jones Act on the books....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Updating Old Jones Act Cost Estimates
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 1572 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Shippers’ Council (HSC) recently reviewed its 1997 estimates of the cost of the Jones Act on Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Will Hawaii be the Next Puerto Rico?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 AM :: 1503 Views :: Jones Act

...Hear how Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
John Stossel to interview Keli'i Akina at FreedomFest
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 AM :: 1412 Views :: Jones Act

...The TV personality and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii president will discuss the Jones Act....

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
OECD Jones Act Study generates very large impact numbers
By Michael Hansen @ 9:43 PM :: 1355 Views :: Jones Act

...The Organization of Economic Development Cooperation (OECD) recently released a new study of local content requirements for maritime services in the U.S. under the Jones Act....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:07 AM :: 1397 Views :: Jones Act

...the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts growth for the U.S. shipbuilding industry in the long term, should the U.S-build requirement of the law be abolished or relaxed....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
VIDEO: Cato Jones Act Forum
By Michael Hansen @ 8:20 PM :: 1595 Views :: Jones Act

...“Unnatural Disaster: Assessing the Jones Act’s Impact on Puerto Rico”....

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Friday, May 24, 2019
How the Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:20 AM :: 1635 Views :: Jones Act

...John Dunham, president of the highly regarded New York-based economic consulting firm John Dunham & Associates, will appear at two Grassroot Institute of Hawaii luncheons....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Trump Reportedly Caves on Jones Act Waiver
By Selected News Articles @ 6:38 PM :: 2513 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...members of Congress who spoke with President Trump emerged from the White House projecting supreme confidence that a Jones Act waiver is now effectively off the table....

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Wednesday, May 01, 2019
US Shipbuilders oppose Trump’s proposed LNG carrier waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 6:12 AM :: 1832 Views :: Jones Act

...“America first.” This is the phrase we hear repeated by President Trump more than any other—the simple yet powerful promise that our government will “buy American and hire American.”....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Trump, the Jones Act and LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 4:21 AM :: 1799 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Michael Hansen on ThinkTech discusses a blanket Jones Act waiver for LNG Tankers....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
A Jones Act conversation with Rick Hamada and Mike Hansen
By Michael Hansen @ 6:40 PM :: 2158 Views :: Jones Act

... audio from The Rick Hamada Show ....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
More studies show Jones Act harmful to Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 2328 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the Jones Act equals a 7.2 percent tax on food and beverages, or about $367 million extra for island residents....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Will Trump waive the Jones Act for Domestic LNG shipments?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:33 PM :: 2640 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the President is considering a 10-year waiver of the Jones Act for the domestic transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG)....

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Monday, March 25, 2019
Hilo Has the Highest Food Prices in America
By Selected News Articles @ 10:40 PM :: 3913 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...As much as a third of the food waste in Hawaii is due to food that has gone bad before it reaches the consumer....

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Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Jones Act: High Steaks
By Video @ 4:33 AM :: 2442 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...Those burgers you picked up at the grocery store may have originated in Hawaii....

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Saturday, March 09, 2019
Legislation Introduced to Repeal Jones Act
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 1802 Views :: Jones Act

...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Open America’s Water Act of 2019 Thursday, a bill which would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....

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Tuesday, March 05, 2019
New Reports Detail the Jones Act’s Cost to Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 1606 Views :: Jones Act

... Puerto Rico-based business groups released two analyses examining the Jones Act’s economic impact on the territory ....

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Friday, February 15, 2019
U.S.-build rule deters ocean cargo service to Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:16 AM :: 1623 Views :: Jones Act

...why there are only a few ocean common carriers carrying goods between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland....

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