3. SH Economics

A Cautionary Tale: Once upon a TPP in Hawaii (or how the 1% co-opted our Aloha)

July 20, 2012
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Sept. 8, 2012 addendum: the 14th round of TPP negotiations is taking place Sept. 9th in Leesburg, VA. More national organizations are resisting the TPP, sponsoring rallies to get the word out.  The ACLU have a new campaign, as well: The Biggest Threat to Free-Speech and Intellectual Property That You’ve Never Heard Of… and...

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Hawai’i Statehood and the APEC investment regime

August 19, 2011
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Hawai’i Statehood and the APEC investment regime

Two years ago, in 2009, Hawai’i sovereignty rights and independence advocates made a public stand in opposition to Hawai’i Statehood. What Statehood represented was the forced or unwitting coercion of Hawaiians to accept statehood by the United States as the legitimate form of governance without receiving any understanding of what alternatives were afforded through...

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How APEC Harms

July 28, 2011
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How APEC Harms

How Does APEC Benefit or Harm Hawaii and other Pacific Islands? download pamphlet The impact of the APEC forum will provide Hawaii’s business and finance community with some economic gains, but it will do so at the expense of long-term environmental consequences while furthering economic disparities. Behind the friendly appearance of its website and...

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PLOP: Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan

June 28, 2011
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Act 55–DLNR’s Public Land Optimization Plan: PLOP, Colonialism 4.0 Sneak-Attack Today, July 1st, 2011, Act 55 goes into effect in Hawaii, an act that gives the State of Hawaii, through the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), a new for-profit entity directed by DLNR, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT),...

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The Barbarian Princess, an Exercise in Economics

October 17, 2009
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Tonight at the Hawaii Theater was the world premiere of the Barbarian Princess (recently changed to a more prudent Princess Kaiulani, perhaps because of the controversy surrounding the previous title which many have criticized since it’s theatrical release).  I went expecting to be disappointed, but I often forget that I like most films, and...

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