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Adam Miller

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Posted on 07/25/14 at 02:54 pm in response to Are mega events in the Twin Cities worth it?

I've never been a big fan of the third critique. Economic activity has benefits here regardless of where the corporate parent has its headquarters. It means jobs, tax revenue and subsequent consumption in the local economy.

And, of course, we don't do it for any other kind of business. A company like Wells Fargo conducts a lot of business in our town, but we don't exclude it from measurements of the local economy because it's not headquartered here.

For that matter there's not...

Posted on 06/25/14 at 12:00 pm in response to Unless we change our partisan ways, the federal deficit is a lock

How is there an entire article about the budget deficit with no mention that its been falling for the last several years? And how does it contain the incorrect assertion that spending increases are automatic, when, in fact, federal spending has been falling for three years (slightly in nominal terms, significantly in real terms)? Falling federal spending is nearly unprecedented, and yet it's not worth mentioning.

The problem with nearly all deficit hawkery is that its based in...

The question to me is one of resources. Does the Park Board have the funds to ensure that there is enough programming in the new park to make it feel safe, welcoming and active? If not, are the private funds that can be generated from a BID or other conservancy-type structure worth the trade off of ceding some public control? I think it might be.

Posted on 05/23/14 at 10:11 am in response to 'Trickle-down transit' doesn't work; reboot Southwest LRT design

May be worse than this one.

There's a bit of incongruity between the second and third sentences of this article. Of course we get fat because we eat too much (perhaps also of the wrong things) and exercise too little.

But that's doesn't have to be a judgment, and it certainly says nothing about will power.

None of us have much will power, for biological and evolutionary reasons. Getting the balance of eating the right amount (and the right stuff) and exercise right takes knowledge, planning, preparation...

Posted on 04/18/14 at 02:13 pm in response to Minneapolis Council committee votes to demolish historic rooming house

The future renters will be no less invested in the new property than the current renters are in the current property.

Also, if you've been by the place, you wouldn't be calling it a beautiful home. Maybe it could be if someone wanted to spend a large sum of money restoring it, but it is not a beautiful home in its present state.

Posted on 04/18/14 at 02:18 pm in response to Minneapolis Council committee votes to demolish historic rooming house

Across 24th Street there's a beautifully restored mansion. Next to that one, there is another nicely redone one (not sure all of the wrought iron is historical, but it looks nice nonetheless). Across Colfax there a stately brick house. The neighborhood is going to be just fine.

Except now more people are going to get to enjoy it and an under-maintained and somewhat unattractive rooming house is going to be replaced with an attractive and hopefully well-maintained apartment building...

Posted on 04/11/14 at 10:25 am in response to A plan to stitch Minneapolis together again: Cover a stretch of I-35W

Does it matter whether the the developers come? I think it would be a positive simply to cover the freeway and reconnect the physical space on either side. If all we get is parkland out of it, that would be great.

Part of what they bargained for. How is that difficult to understand? The deal changed to Minneapolis's detriment. Why should it be happy about that?

The expectations was that Kenilworth would take on substantially increased train traffic (in the form of frequent light rail runs) in exchange for being relieved of two or three freight trains a day. Now the deal is that Kenilworth gets to keep both.

Maybe that's the best available outcome, but I don't know why anyone would expect...

Posted on 04/03/14 at 11:19 am in response to Urban development: mixed use, mixed results?

Not sure about your New York assertions. Those blocks of brownstones tend to be capped by blocks of bodegas and coffee shops and restaurants. They may not be mixed use on every block, but the neighborhood definitely contains mixed uses.

London too, for that matter. At least in the bits of central London I've visited and, briefly, lived in, I don't think there is anywhere you could live that wasn't at minimum an easy walk from a pub.