Mark McKinzie 
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Re: “Our quest to become a ‘City of the Arts’

"...the life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test of the quality of a nation's civilization." -JFK, 1962-

John Quincy Adams called on Congress to promote ''the cultivation and encouragement of the mechanic and of the elegant arts, the advancement of literature, and the progress of the sciences.''

George Washington, in his first address to Congress, implored them that "there is nothing which can better deserve your patronage than the promotion of science and literature.''

The notion of reducing the arts in our society to a mere calculation of supply versus demand is appalling.

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 09/19/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “How to reduce poverty: Boost workers' wages

"The documented results of minimum wage increases are overwhelmingly positive for working people and neutral for businesses. There are no significant negative effects on employment, employees hours, or numbers of businesses, while prices barely budge and low-income families, especially those headed by women and people of color, are better able to meet their living expenses."

https://www.cpisandiego.org/reports/minimu…

(A thoroughly documented summary, citing peer reviewed articles from reputable academic journals.)

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 08/15/2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “How to reduce poverty: Boost workers' wages

Mitch - do you have hard data to back up those claims?

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 08/13/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Fighting Trump's Paris pullout

China is currently moving away from coal, having recently cancelled plans for over 100 new coal fired power plants. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/01…

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 06/07/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “The water will win

What happened to "just look at the data"? LOL.

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 06/02/2017 at 10:14 AM

Re: “The water will win

Johnny, lake levels were a remarkably close match to 2016 (an entirely unremarkable year) up until the dramatic change in late March and early April. http://ijc.org/greatlakesconnection/wp-con…

Posted by Mark McKinzie on 06/01/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “The water will win

Claiming that Plan 2014 caused the flooding would be a bit more credible if there hadn't simultaneously been historic flooding in Montreal.

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Posted by Mark McKinzie on 06/01/2017 at 11:49 AM

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