HOOSER: Tax the rich, cool the real estate market, build affordable housing

Multiple media outlets reported last week that in a bid to cool off a hot housing market, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced it will ban foreign investors from buying homes in Canada for two years. The Canadian government took a number of steps to tamp down speculation and demand amid record home prices including higher taxes.

Letters for Monday, April 11, 2022

• 3 white cats missing same week in March • Kaua‘i COVID numbers still newsworthy • Right on, Kaua‘i High wahine softball team • COVID masks and going commando

VOICES: Utilize the Stand Against Racism Hawai‘i Challenge

I am writing this letter in support of the YWCA of Kaua‘i’s Stand against Racism Hawai‘i Challenge addressing the importance of exercising criticality about social constructs that impact our lived realities such as race and gender.

Letters for Monday, March 28, 2022

• Democracy, oligarchy and the Ukraine war • He’s remembering some special women • Practice ‘intellectual self-defense’ against propaganda

Letters for Friday, March 25, 2022

• Prosecutors have better things to do than hassle slaughterhouse • Another non-tech person • Tiny home better than no home • The Soviet Union, Gorbachev, Ukraine