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2020 Chicago Life Fall Issue - Online Edition

Nick Cave, Missing Data, Emiquon Preserve, Lincoln Park Lemon, Remote Education: Who Is Losing Out?, Golden Apple's Alan Mather, Global Pandemic - Are We the Modern Aztecs?

By CHICAGO LIFE MAGAZINE
The 2020 Fall Issue by Chicago Life Magazine can now be seen online! Simply the following link to view the as-printed version.

Chicago Life 2020 Fall Issue link: https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=284f62b8-a5b3-42c2-821d-264c94816dd7

Published: September 13, 2020
Issue: Chicago Life Fall 2020

Comments

I can't believe what Allen Sanderson wrote...
Mr. Sanderson, while you made a couple of decent points in your "missing Data" article, mostly it was dreck. Its starts out a little rough on the gum chewing point with the highly data-driven counterpoint: "if you asked on your next office visit if you should chew gum, the answer is likely to be a firm "No!" But, according to the ADA's data "Chewing sugar-free gum has been shown to increase the flow of saliva, thereby reducing plaque acid, strengthening the teeth and reducing tooth decay." In fact I asked my dentist a couple months back and he said "it is shown that 20 minutes of gum chewing after meals is good for you, go for it." Let's talk about millionaires. According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of a millionaire is "a person whose assets are worth one million dollars or more" not someone who makes a million dollars in income. Check your data. The Harvey Mudd college point is silly. If you are going for a degree in music, you won't even notice Mudd arguably, since fifteen minutes of researching the data would show you that Julliard or even Indiana University would be a better choice. But if you are in engineering and you go to Mudd, you are going to a school with the top salaries in the nation and presumably the top salaries in engineering by extension (I went to Indiana by the way...). The most dangerous states argument "one suspects (a super data-driven assessment) that this is purely a result of industrial mix" is simply inane. As an ever so slightly left-leaning centrist and hyper-critical reader of the media on all political sides, I will give it to you that you have simply written in a fashion that supports the argument you are trying to make: If you are going to make a point, support it with facts and data, not generalizations and suppositions. But man! You proved it by doing it. Hoping you step up your game in the future.
Jim Holtzman (jeh.email.acct@gmail.com), Sep-19-2020