Friday, December 26, 2008

Maybe NOW, we'll pay attention?

ResearchChannel - The Flight of the Creative Class (2006):
Richard Florida paints a picture of a global giant on the verge of one of the toughest economic battles of its life. In this wake-up call to business, political, and cultural leaders alike, he argues that to stay at the cutting edge, the U.S. will have to find ways to compete. He offers many ideas such as: mitigate gross inequality; harness the creativity of all human beings, take on political polarization; retain the traditional openness of American society to international influence; revamp K-12 and post-secondary education; and adapt to the global creative economy.