Our gay index is about economic development as much as lifestyle

[from the Charleston City Paper]

Tolerance is Prosperous

For a state that loves the free market as much as South Carolina claims to, we hand out a hell of a lot of corporate welfare for companies to come here and do business. And to hear the politicians and boosters tell it, it's all done with the best intentions. After all, these new businesses are creating jobs and expanding the tax base. But anyone who understands the politics and the culture of this state must be suspicious that at least part of their motivation is the warm feeling they get from giving money to rich people. (read full article)



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