Saturday, December 7, 2019

Invasive Species Inspection Fee for Air-flown Commodities

Hawaii is an island state that is home to a unique set of flora and fauna.  It’s vulnerable to invasive species not only from...

An Expensive Charter Crisis on Maui

Maui has figured out a way to bleed cash from its budget very quickly.  It’s called a “Charter Crisis.”  It pits one part...

The Idea of Left & Right Is a Propaganda Illusion

►Listen to the Podcast For getting on decades I have been pointing out that the idea of a political Left and...

Let’s Talk High Crimes & Misdemeanors

►Listen to the Podcast* “he President must be held accountable for his betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal...

The Dumbing Down of the US Perfectly Illustrated in the Ukraine ‘Investigation’

This is what happens when we stop teaching civics and government classes in high school. People start believing that politics is government and that...

They’re Taking Their Business Elsewhere

A few months ago, we tried to remind folks about “It’s the Economy, Stupid.”  There we reported that we had been getting lots of news...

Wills and Trusts for the Rest of Us

by Eileen Nims Everyone dies, not just millionaires and billionaires. The questions we all need to have created answers to are:...

Effects of the Jones Act

Here in Hawaii, we are intensely dependent on goods that come into the State from faraway places, whether it be the U.S. mainland, Asia,...
Hong Kong Protests

Hong Kong: A Repeat of the Iranian Green Revolution Fail?

Have you read a lot about the pro-democracy (read: pro-freedom) demonstrations currently taking place in Hong Kong? If you are like most people you...

Thirty Years of State Tax, Part 2

Q:  We continue our series on the past 30 years of state tax with our researcher, the Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie’s wife.