The tale of a boring grey boat called the Jones Act Enforcer

This boring gray boat is actually super weird

A tl;dr intro to the above video:

  • The Jones Act is a US federal law that regulates the nation’s maritime commerce. It requires that vessels transporting goods between U.S. ports are built, owned, and operated by United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • The Jones Act Enforcer is a boat that sails US waters, trying to catch people out who violate the Jones Act.
  • The above video explains how all of these things came to be and offers views on both sides. Ultimately, though, marginalised people end up suffering. Quelle surprise!

Americans are so weird.

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