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For most of us, if we are asked how much money we have (perhaps by a bank or credit union that is considering lending us money), answering the question isn’t terribly difficult. Look up a bank account or two, add a brokerage account if we are fortunate...
By Cylanda Watchtower in CyberSecurity I have some surprising information to pass along. There is a phantom service attached to your credit card you’re not supposed to know about. Here’s the deal – if your credit card ends up on the Dark Web and gets used by...
Here in the City and County of Honolulu, lots of people are out of work, especially in the hospitality industry.  At some point the economy will reopen, and people will start occupying hotels again.  Then, according to a proposal before the Honolulu City Council, we force the...
Here at the Tax Foundation, we watch our state government, and we howl a lot.  Often, we don’t know if our message is being heard, or if it’s being taken seriously. A few weeks ago, we complained that multi-million dollar projects undertaken by state...
Let’s first start by stating the obvious.  We’re in trouble. According to the latest forecasts put out by our Council on Revenues, we have a state budget hole of more than 2 billion dollars. This has to be made up somehow.
Imagine that you wake up one day to an awful toothache, and you march into your dentist’s office.  But then your dentist says, “Well, you tell me your tooth hurts, but can you prove that you have a cavity?” “Um …...
In the beginning of the aftermath of Twitter and Facebook’s censoring of the story about Hunter Biden and the provable collusion between then-Vice President Joe Biden and a Ukrainian oil executive – all facilitated by Hunter, the issue of censorship is front and center.
Recently, the University of Hawaii announced that it was going to take steps to combat the anticipated budget shortfall caused by our economic shutdown and the consequent drop in tax revenues. Effective November 1, it will be paying its executive and managerial employees a...
We are feverishly trying to spend federal dollars for the common good and busily preparing for a historic election.  There are, however, other huge projects in the wings where government agencies are setting up to spend record-setting amounts of money in public-private partnerships.  One...