The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life
By Richard L. Florida
Basic Books, 2002
About a quarter of the U.S. workforce belongs to a social class that has the power to create fundamental change in society – if only this class knew it existed and could act in concert. The author, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, says that people who rely on creativity in their jobs (artists, engineers, teachers) share values and a self-image that comes from a right-brain way of life.
Furthermore, this class has the financial, educational, and political wherewithal to find answers to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
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