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Randal O’Toole is a Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues. O’Toole’s research on national forest management, culminating in his 1988 book, Reforming the Forest Service, has had a major influence on Forest Service policy and on-the-ground management. His analysis of urban land-use and transportation issues, brought together in his 2001 book, The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths, has influenced decisions in cities across the country.
In his book The Best-Laid Plans, O’Toole calls for repealing federal, state, and local planning laws and proposes reforms that can help solve social and environmental problems without heavy-handed government regulation. O’Toole’s latest book is American Nightmare: How Government Undermines The Dream of Homeownership. O’Toole is the author of numerous Cato papers. He has also written for Regulation magazine as well as op-eds and articles for numerous other national journals and newspapers. O’Toole travels extensively and has spoken about free-market environmental issues in dozens of cities. An Oregon native, O’Toole was educated in forestry at Oregon State University and in economics at the University of Oregon. Watch Randal Speak: LINK
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Although they were born a world apart, Tom Jones and Nobutaka “Tony” Sato were drawn to the restaurant business at an early age. Tom grew up on the Jersey Shore, during the days of “peace, love, and follow your bliss, man.” A self-proclaimed ‘kitchen rat,” he loved to concoct new tasty things and try them out on his friends. He listened to his muse, and parlayed his love for creative cooking into a lucrative career by enrolling in the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating at age nineteen, and working his way up the culinary ladder on the East Coast, he ultimately made a life-changing move to Tokyo, where he would overcome cultural and language barriers to become one of the first non-Japanese sushi cutters in the region. Tony quite literally grew up in the Japanese food industry. As a child, he toddled around the family-owned restaurant and absorbed the daily activities as he watched his great grandmother, mother, and aunts and uncles go about their business. It was just natural that he worked at restaurants to make ends meet while he attended Senshu University in Tokyo.
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Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is an independent, nonprofit research and educational institution devoted to promoting the principles of individual liberty, free markets, and limited and accountable government throughout the state of Hawaii. Through the publication of accurate and timely research and commentaries, as well as by organizing events, conferences, and seminars, the Institute seeks to educate and inform Hawaii’s policy-makers, news media and the public at large on key public policy issues. Founded in 2001, the Institute’s research and education efforts have helped provide the intellectual foundations for many public policy debates. More information on the Institute is available at www.grassrootInstitute.org.