Creative Class War

Richard Florida, Washington Monthly, Jan 21, 2004
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I have made comments along these lines in the past, but this article by a Carnegie Mellon professor packs a punch. The message is simple: if creative talent decides to locate elsewhere, the American economy is in trouble. And there are signs, given the post 9-11 retrenchment, that creative talent is locating elsewhere. "The most advanced cell phones are being made in Salo, Finland, not Chicago. The world's leading airplanes are being designed and built in Toulouse and Hamburg, not Seattle." And Lord of the Rings was made in New Zealand.
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