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Alexander and Baldwin: History of (A&B)

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (“A&B”) is a diversified corporation with most of its operations centered in Hawaii.  It was founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1900.  Ocean transportation operations and related shoreside operations of A&B are conducted by a wholly-owned subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc.(“Matson”), and several Matson subsidiaries, all of which are headquartered in…

Hawaii: 1946 Sugar Strike

Before 1946, Hawaii’s economy, politics and social structures were completely dominated by a corporate elite known as the Big Five (Alexander & Baldwin, American Factors, Castle & Cooke, C. Brewer, & Theo. Davies). The leaders of these factor companies exercised absolute control over Hawaii’s plantation workers and the majority of the islands multi-ethnic workforce. The…

The Economics of the National Hockey League: Summary & Analysis

J.C.H. Jones’s article “The Economics of the National Hockey League” (1969)purpose is to explain through simple micro economics that the prime motive of professional hockey team owners is profit maximization. The owners argue that their main interest is “for the love of the game,” not the financial benefits of owning a professional sports franchise and…