The housing crisis plus other letters, Aug. 18: ‘The best thing I can do to provide for my children in the distant future is to buy real estate and rent it out’

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A for sale sign is displayed outside a home in Toronto in December, 2021.CARLOS OSORIO/Reuters

Pain points

Re “Bank of Canada stuck wondering why interest rate hikes have not been enough to tame inflation”

Downtown real estate and commercial buildings are struggling. Why won’t landlords lower the rent?

They call it the “debt wall,” and it is not the kind of wall that protects you. It’s the kind that might collapse and crush your village, or into which you might crash your car. Specifically, it is $1.5 trillion