Opinion: Jones Act reform need not be all-or-nothing

By , Guest Columnist Updated: July 10, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 10, 2022 4:00 AM CT
Jonathan Helton
Guest Columnist

Jonathan Helton

Jonathan Helton is a research associate with the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and a 2022 summa cum laude graduate of Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in law and politics.

“The Jones Act was not intended to protect jobs. It was to ensure a fleet of reliable, commercial oceangoing ships that could serve in times of war or emergency,” says guest columnist Jonathan Helton.

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