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Columbia's experiment with guaranteed income is risky because its success depends on individual choices made by individuals, many of whom don’t have a track record of making great choices. Congress' American Rescue Act is risky because its success depends on individual choices on sending $8.9 billion will be made by the SC Legislature, cities, counties, school districts and state agencies — many of which don’t have a track record of making great choices. Read more

On Monday, Henry McMaster ended a 15-month exhibition of what can happen when South Carolina’s governor has a lot of power. Not just the kind of power most governors except ours take for granted. More. More even, on the state level, than the too-powerful U.S. president has. The governor’s performance provides some important lessons, and calls for a few reminders about how government is supposed to work. Read more

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