Ken Schoolland

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Ken Schoolland
Nationality American
Field Economics, Politics, Culture, Education, Public Policy, International Trade, Asian Affairs
School or tradition
Classical Liberal economics
Influences Austrian School, Manchester School

Ken Schoolland is an Associate Professor of Economics at Hawaii Pacific University, a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Individual Liberty, and a Sam Walton Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise.[citation needed]


Career history

Following his graduate studies at Georgetown University, Schoolland served as an international economist in the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and on assignment to the White House Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations under President Gerald Ford. Schoolland left government for the field of education, teaching business and economics at Sheldon Jackson College in Alaska and then at Hakodate University in Japan. Prior to his current responsibilities, Ken Schoolland was also the Director of the Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies program at Chaminade University of Honolulu and head of the Business and Economics Program at Hawaii Loa College.[citation needed]

In 2008 Ken Schoolland served as the Senior Economics Adviser to Hawaii congressional candidate Daniel Brackins.[citation needed]


  • Shogun's Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education
  • The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible


  • "Hugh Akston, the role of teaching, and the lessons of Atlas Shrugged" (with Stuart K. Hayashi), in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical and Literary Companion, edited by Edward W. Younkins, 2007
  • “The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: Global Fun With the Dismal Science”, The International Journal of the Book, Common Ground, Australia. 2005
  • “Sweeping Global Economics Education By SBH”, Small Business News, Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2007
  • “I Volunteer,” Today’s News, Goldwater Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, September 26, 2006
  • “Minimum Wage Fraud,” The Boss, September 15, 2005, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • “¿Los inmigrantes ilegales son unos criminales? ¡No!,” Mi Zona Hispana, September 5–11, 2005, New York
  • “Minimum Wage Fraud,” Hawaii Reporter, March 13, 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • “What About Taxpayers’ Freedom of Expression?,” Hawaii Reporter, February 19, 2005
  • “Free Free Market Books Available for Hawaii’s Classrooms,” Small Business News, January 2005
  • “For Hawaii’s Classrooms: ‘Free’ Free Market Books,” Hawaii Reporter, January 3, 2005
  • “Intellectuals of the Austrian School—In China,” Freedom Network News, International Society for Individual Liberty, Benicia, California, Fall 2004
  • “Presidential Opposition Arrested: Not in Middle East, But in America,” Hawaii Reporter, October 19, 2004
  • “Teaching Kids About Their Right to Vote,” Hawaii Parent, October/November 2004, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • “Illegal Immigrants Are Criminals? Not!,” Hawaii Reporter, September 28, 2004
  • “An American Entrepreneur in Asia—Introduction,” Hawaii Reporter, May 7, 2004
  • “Where Have All the Jitney’s Gone: Long Time Passing,” Hawaii Reporter, August 27, 2003
  • “The Global Reach of Small Business Hawaii’s Economic Education Program,” Hawaii Reporter, August 5, 2003
  • “Kodel as uz laisva imigracija,” Veidas, July 3, 2003, Nr. 27, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • "Time Bomb in the Middle East: A Long Time Ticking," Hawaii Reporter, Jan. 29, 2003
  • "Exercising the Mind: An open marketplace of ideas is the best mechanism for reaching the truth," Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 3, 2002
  • "Kid Strike" Foro Libre, in English/Spanish, Fall 2002, translated by Adela Marín, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
  • "Immigration: An Abolitionist Cause," Hawaii Reporter, February 20, 2002

Political ambitions

In 1988 and 1990, Ken Schoolland ran for the office of United States Senator for Hawaii as a Libertarian candidate. In 1988 Schoolland received 8,948 votes, for 2.8% of the vote [1]. In 1990 he received 4,787 votes, for 1.37% of the total vote [2].