I’m Dan Douglass, editor of Hawaii Liberty Chronicles. In my study of histories and brief experience in local politics, it’s ultimately truth that frees and the message of freedom that stirs men, women and children to great actions. Right now in our Hawaii history we are at economical, political and social crossroads that will lead to either further oppression of the following generation through more failed state regulations and theft-based, redistributionist policy or will free and inspire the next generation to personal responsibility, entrepreneurialism and honest market-oriented solutions from local to international levels.
Hawaii Liberty Chronicles’ columnists share similar philosophy and determination to see economical and political improvements in our Hawaii.
John Carroll has actively practiced law in Hawaii for more than 40 years. During this time period he has handled a wide range of cases that have included extensive involvement in business, real estate, inheritance, estate planning, divorce, tort litigation and aviation law.
Carroll has acquired valued experience in many areas having served both as corporate counsel and chief executive officer for an aviation company. Additionally, his service to the State of Hawaii in the capacity of State Senator and State Representative has given him a special insight upon the relationship between government, business, and the individual.
Ken Schoolland is presently an associate professor of economics and political science at Hawaii Pacific University. Prior to that, he was the Director of the Master of Science in Japanese Businiess Studies program at Chaminade University of Honolulu and head of the Business and Economics Program at Hawaii Loa College.
Following his graduate studies at Georgetown University, he served as an international economist in the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and on assignment to the White House, Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations.
Schoolland left government for the field of education, teaching business and economics at Sheldon Jackson College in Alaska. He also taught at Hakodate University in Japan and wrote, Shogun’s Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education, which has been published in English and in Japanese.
Schoolland’s most popular work, ‘The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free Market Odyssey’, has been translated into 30 languages with many more translations in progress.
Schoolland is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Individual Liberty and is a Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise.
Kenli Schoolland grew up in Hawaii, and graduated in 2008 from Punahou School. She is presently studying Economics and Politics at the University of Buckingham in England.
She has won the Trimble Liberty Essay Contest, from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, for her essay on choice in education. During the summers she travels to teach English and ideas of liberty in countries around the world. So far she has taught in Lithuania, Georgia, and Poland.