The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear

Published: 28/06/2018
The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
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Colin Grabow, Inu Manak, and Daniel J. Ikenson For nearly 100 years, a federal law known as the Jones Act has restricted water transportation of cargo between U.S. ports to ships that are U.S.-owned, U.S.-crewed, U.S.-registered, and U.S.-built. Justified on national security grounds as a means to bolster the U.S. maritime industry, the unsurprising result of this law has been to impose significan

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