Lloyd Lim

Lloyd Lim was a lawyer in government and the private sector and ran a private business. He is the author of several nonfiction books and blogs, and he was born and raised in Hawaii
When It Comes To Government, Boring Can Be Beautiful

When It Comes To Government, Boring Can Be Beautiful

It’s an essential feature to create stability and continuity over the long term.

Introducing The Denizens Of The Political Zoo Suevon Lee/Civil Beat

Introducing The Denizens Of The Political Zoo

It may well help people recognize them for the phonies they are.

The Mismatch Between Job Descriptions And Fancy Resumes Flickr: Michael A. Herzog

The Mismatch Between Job Descriptions And Fancy Resumes

You have to use the right tool for the right job, and that applies to people.

The Ends Don’t Mean You Got The Means Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Ends Don’t Mean You Got The Means

Big ideas matter, but they won’t go anywhere unless translated into effective action and results.

Analogies Are For Lawyers And Lazy Minds

Analogies Are For Lawyers And Lazy Minds

Rail is not H-3, Trump is not Nixon and tax cuts don’t necessarily pay for themselves.

Today’s Politicians Are Showing No Mercy Flickr: Cal Almonds

Today’s Politicians Are Showing No Mercy

To keep society from disintegrating, we’ve got to get back to seeing our fellow citizens as our neighbors.

It Matters If Pigs Have Wings Flickr: Maciej Lewandowski

It Matters If Pigs Have Wings

Politicians and pundits too often exaggerate the importance of any given news story.

A Few Good Reads To Better Understand America

A Few Good Reads To Better Understand America

Essential background reading to understand our governing charter includes Tocqueville, James Madison and Adam Smith.

It’s Good To See Young People On The March Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

It’s Good To See Young People On The March

They need to start early because engagement in public policy is a long journey.

A Better Way To Run The Government With ‘If-Then’ Principles NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team/NOAA

A Better Way To Run The Government With ‘If-Then’ Principles

In Hawaii, some special purpose entities have gotten out of control in terms of spending.

Placing Debt, Drugs, Weapons And Sex Into Context Flickr: Sean MacEntee

Placing Debt, Drugs, Weapons And Sex Into Context

Recent history helps explain how we got to where we are with the normalization of Trump — even in Hawaii.

Government Vs. The Market: A History Lesson Flickr: UKBERRI.NET Uribe Kosta eta Erandioko agerkari digitala

Government Vs. The Market: A History Lesson

Hawaii should stay within the American tradition by remembering the fundamentals of public policy.