Learning scarcity the hard way

Healthcare and a law of economics

It seems America is having to learn the hard way about the economic law of scarcity and why it matters in the politics of healthcare.

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How Washington Strains State Budgets

More people on the rolls…and an ever-growing budget line item

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Wren Report: Accountability Lives

We are glad to report that one of Palmetto Promise Institute’s top priorities for the 2017-2018 legislative session is still in play.

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Why it Matters: SC’s Labor Force Participation Rate

While the unemployment rate is important, it does not paint a very full picture of the economy.

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The Wren Report – Sine Die Edition

Palmetto Promise Institute reports from the State House where the 2017 legislative session came to a close this week.

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Not Finished with Pension Reform Yet

One in nine South Carolina residents are served by the Palmetto State’s public pension plans. The woefully underfunded […]

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Too Early to Celebrate Victory on Obamacare

Euphoria from the right over the ideological “wins” in the bill and blanket criticism from the left are both premature.

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The Wrong Solution for a Real Problem

How can we be compassionately responsive to the needs of low-to-middle income South Carolinians in regards to housing affordability?

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Wren Report: 2017 Draws to a Close

As legislators prepare to return to their districts, here’s what we are watching in the last week of session.

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Renewed Interest in Offshore Opportunity

Last March, The Obama Administration rejected offshore opportunity. Instead of allowing seismic mapping and possible energy production along […]