McGinn said Seattle has to take the "high road."
"Compete on the basis of quality, compete on the basis of innovation, the intelligence, savvy and hard work of the people that are here. It means that look to address the income inequality that we see," McGinn said. "he cities that figure out first how to exist in a high-energy cost future are the ones that are going to thrive. Everybody's trying to figure out, 'how do we get off of carbon?' The cities that figure that out are not just going to have lower costs locally and a healthier lifestyle, but they're also going to be the places that export this knowledge to other places. Just like we export airplanes and software, we're going to export our knowledge and vision of how you create a high-road economy."
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.