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The Rise of the Creative Class--Revisited by Richard Florida

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CHAPTER 2
The Creative Economy
Powering the great ongoing changes of our time is the rise of human creativity as the defining feature of economic life. Creativity has come to be valued—and systems have evolved to encourage and harness it—because it is increasingly recognized as the font from which new technologies, new industries, new wealth, and all other good economic things flow. As a result, our lives and society have begun to resonate with a creative ethos. An ethos is defined as the fundamental spirit or character of a culture, and it is our commitment to creativity in its varied dimensions that forms the underlying spirit of our age. To grasp the spirit and character of the emerging Creative Age, this chapter takes a closer look at creativity ...

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