In this episode of Across the States, host Dan Reynolds is joined by Colin Grabow, Trade Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute, and Karla Jones, Senior Director of the International Relations and Federalism Task Force at ALEC. The topic is the Jones Act: what it is, how it affects how we transport goods between states, which specific states it affects (spoiler: it’s all of them) and what this means for trade in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.
Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security: https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/rust-buckets-how-jones-act-undermines-us-shipbuilding-national
The Jones Act: A Burden American Can No Longer Bear: https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/jones-act-burden-america-can-no-longer-bear
ALEC Model Resolution in Support of Lifting Federal Restrictions on Crude Oil Exports: https://www.alec.org/model-policy/resolution-support-lifting-federal-restrictions-crude-oil-exportsSupport Across the States