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"How it feels to move to Las Vegas" Grassroot Hawaii Instagram posts attract 2.2 million views in March
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Grassroot's Instagram posts attract 2.2 million views in March

from Grassroot Institute, April 12, 2024

Meme videos led the charge, but an adaptation of Grassroot's starter homes video earned an impressive 105,709 views

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii's Instagram postings during March earned more than 2.2 million video views.

Meme-based videos led the charge, but a vertical adaptation of the Grassroot Institute's starter homes video — originally produced for the "Homes for our ohana" website — earned an impressive 105,709 views.

If you have an Instagram account be sure to follow @GrassrootHawaii to see the latest videos first.

Here are the top videos that were posted in March:

>> "My taxes are too high " 1,027,892 views

>> "How it feels to move to Las Vegas" 419,410 views

>> "Shouldn't you be demolished by now?" 207,179 views

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Akina column about nurses reprinted in Guam newspaper

Grassroot President Keli‘i Akina's recent column about Hawaii possibly joining the national Nurse Licensure Compact struck a chord on Guam. Lee Webber of Pacific Daily News, based in Hagatna, reprinted the entire commentary in his own column after urging his readers to "take a moment and read Dr. Keli’i Akina’s thoughts on this matter and then think of how we could apply the same thinking on Guam to increase needed professional services locally." Webber is a former publisher of PDN, as well as of the old Honolulu Advertiser before it was merged with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin to become the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. See Webber's PDN column here.

Jones Act harm noted in Financial Times article

America's anachronistic maritime law known as the Jones Act, which limits domestic shipping competition and causes high consumer prices and numerous distortions throughout the U.S. economy, takes some of the blame in a new Financial Times article for America’s dysfunctional transportation system.

Says the opening paragraph: "Transport in America is having a crisis moment. You can see it in the headlines — from the debacle at Boeing, through to the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge, to the fact that the U.S. can’t even build its own commercial ships anymore." Read the entire article here.

Join like-minded folks at FreedomFest, and hit the slots too

This year's FreedomFest is set for July 10-13 at the Caesar's Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas, and everyone is invited. Dubbed "The Ultimate Summit for Liberty," the popular event is organized annually by renowned economist and Grassroot friend Mark Skousen, and was a favorite of Grassroot founder Dick Rowland. In past years, Grassroot President Keli‘i Akina and Grassroot Scholar Ken Schoolland have been among the featured speakers. Scheduled speakers this year include Stephen Pinker, Tom Woods, Steve Forbes, Ice-T, Lisa Kennedy, John Mackey and Emily Campagno. To learn more, go here.

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