Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Cloth God Speaketh

Tucson, Arizona. National God of Economic Cloth spoke today in Tucson at the Snake and Roach feast at the Starr Pass resort. Well dressed, important people converged at the resort to hear the Go To Guru's enlightened words of economic wisdom and buy his autographed book, The Rise of the Creative Class.

OVD over at Sonoran Alliance suggested that safe neighborhoods, good schools, an efficient transportation system, and an attractive development environment would attract businesses. What an idiot. Doesn't he understand what really drives the engines of economic development? No one cares about safety, schools, or transportation. He didn't mention it, but I will. We have also been told that no one particularly cares about the skills of the local workforce. That's a non-priority unworthy of funding.

Austin has "Keep Austin Weird."
Tucson has "Keep Tucson Clueless."

Roach, Major, and Mouch have worked hard to create a call center, retail, resort, golf course and restaurant mecca with jobs averaging $9 an hour. Learn how to answer that phone today, and your future's so bright you gotta wear shades.

Returning to the Cloth God, I don't know how many stood in line to purchase autographed copies of Dr. Richard Florida's many books including:

The Rise of the Creative Class
The Flight of the Creative Class
Cities and the Creative Class

Rumors abound about future works including:

The Return of the Creative Class
The Creative Class and the New Bohemians
The Creative Class in San Francisco - Hot Beef Sizzles Local Economy
The Creative Class Diet - Healthy Eating for the 21st Century
The Creative Class 20 Minute Workout - Enhance Your Life in 20 Minutes per day
The Creative Class Life Management Toolkit
Creative Class Art - Forging new Paradigms
Creative Class Religion - Not Just on Sunday Anymore

Don't worry about that Wall Street Journal article pointing out that the economic development of the communities ranking high on Florida's index woefully underperformed those ranking near the bottom. Tucson's economic development machine is about as far from reality as possible.

I would invite attendees who listened to capital C Cloth for at least an hour and a half (aggregate Roach and Snake) to watch this.


Blogger Sirocco said...

Shame on you, trying to bring the barren reality of cold, hard facts into this discussion. Don't you know that stifles the creative impulse???

Tucson's economic future will be throttled, thanks to people like you!

9/28/2007 7:23 AM  
Blogger Dustin said...


9/28/2007 11:06 AM  

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