More Creative Class Backlash

Richard Florida vs. the Minotaurs

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Travel writer and former Portlander Frank Bures has published an essay attacking that half-forgotten economic development shibboleth, the "creative class." The term was shorthand for theories of the pop economist Richard Florida, whose books espoused the importance of the MacBook-in-the-coffee shop set to society's greater well-being."Today," Bures writes, "Cre­ative Class doc­trine has become so ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Corey Pein

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