Insight or Cognitive Bias?

Richard Florida has created quite a brand for himself with the notion that there is a creative class and that the presence of such is the source of all things good in a virtuous circle. While I see the appeal of this argument to a certain type of ‘knowledge worker’ it has always struck me as somewhat tautological. Worse,  it has also always struck me as self-serving and elitist in a way that is somehow more insulting than economic definitions of elitism.

Now Dr.Florida has weighed in on the upcoming elections with an analysis over at The Atlantic. Continue reading

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