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Okay . . . I love the arts and understand their contribution to a city's culture like Portland. However, here's my difficulty:
At what price does such a heavy emphasisi on the arts cost?
If our economy is based largely on the arts, how does Portland survivice financially during difficult financial times like these when there are very few donors available?
Should not the basis of our economy be science and industry not the arts? Flash and show do not a good business model make (see Enron).
So much is being made of the arts opportunities in public educatiuon, but what about science? Where is the support for the true rudiments of an economically sound city?
-from a concerned, arts based listerner
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