THE TRUTH ABOUT THE JONES ACT – NOV 15, 2017
What is the Jones Act and why has it received so much press attention recently? Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria decimated the Gulf Coast and the Carribean and many blamed the Jones Act. Opponents of the Jones Act claim it makes goods on Puerto Rico more expensive. Proponents of the Jones Act say to look at the U.S. Virgin Islands as proof positive the Jones Act does not make goods more expensive. Jim Patti and Klaus Luhta delve into the Jones Act, what happened in the wake of the hurricanes, and other happenings in Washington D.C.