June 13, 2003


The Portland Communique is not as skeptical as I am on the whole "creative class" thing. B!X makes an interesting point by saying:

...it's important that we don't lose sight of the possible benefits to bringing the "cultural creatives" approach to the public policy table merely because our most prominent local proponent of the idea doesn't always walk the walk in the ways we'd like to see.
Unfortunately, I think the dueling recall effort shows that Portland is not yet playing politics at a level where Realpolitik is a feasible option. Which is, of course, a loss for the richness of political progress in this region.