The Problem with Economic Development

“Mr. Chairman, I’d like to allot $500 out of my Recreation account to the ‘Snowbirds over Anderson’ event.” “Second.” “We have a motion and a second. Is there any discussion? Hearing none, all in favor raise your right hands. Let the minutes show the motion passes unanimously.” This is a scene we see enacted regularly… Continue reading The Problem with Economic Development

Our Money, Our Freedom

Originally written as an Op-Ed to submit to our local paper. “SC loses $175 million Race to the Top education grant.” So ran the headline of a South Carolina Radio Network article a few weeks ago. It seems that a very competitive and lucrative education grant has slipped through our fingers – again. Superintendent of… Continue reading Our Money, Our Freedom