Merry Christmas? I guess? SoDak, I’m disappointed.
How does this add to our state’s economy, our culture? These folks aren’t. They aren’t contributing here, they aren’t spending their money here, and yet we’re swaddling them and cuddling them and naming them George. Why? Are we just supposed to say, gosh, if you’re ambitious enough to do this, you should just be able to do it, right? YOU make the ethics! YOU decide! Also, please please please like us and make a couple jobs here, mmkay, “job creators”? Blech, blech, bleeeech.
And judging by the shrimpy benefits the people of SD get out of this arrangement, “If we don’t provide for these kinds of trusts here, this will happen in some other state” is a non-argument. The reason it’s happening here is because it’s helping someone else. It’s not helping the state.