Would an interisland ferry system help bring down Hawaii’s cost of living? University of Hawaii economist Lawrence “Bill” Boyd joins Civil Beat Deputy Editor Eric Pape and Pod Squad host Chad Blair to talk about the pros and cons of making it easier — and cheaper — to travel between islands.

Would more economic activity between islands allow more money to circulate between islands, boosting salaries? Would greater interconnectivity among the islands bring down the cost of goods throughout the state?

Read Civil Beat’s story on what the return of an interisland ferry system might mean.

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