01/26/2015 02:01 pm ET Updated Jan 26, 2015

Why Hawaii Needs Mobile Homes

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Here is a multi-part riddle about the islands: What’s worse than housing prices so high that most of the middle class can’t afford to buy a home?

What’s more troubling than hard-working renters who mortgage their retirement or who cram into crowded apartments and homes because the rent is too damn high?

What’s more problematic than people living in cars, and more disturbing than the colonies of desperate people sleeping on sidewalks next to parks and beaches?

The answer, apparently, is mobile homes.

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