I submitted the following open letter in response to New York State’s call for public comment on its film tax credit program. I give permission to reproduce it in part or in full, so long as it is properly attributed, and not taken grossly out of context.
Do it. Prove me wrong. If you can.
Here’s the thing though. This isn’t a mathematical proof. You can’t prove me wrong with arguments made of words, math, logic and history. You can only prove me wrong with empirical evidence. You actually have to do what I’m saying cannot or will not be done. Then, you’ll have proved me wrong. But you won’t. Continue reading