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Weekend Edition - Sunday, May 22, 2005 · Three years ago, Richard Florida argued in his book The Rise of the Creative Class that artists and entrepreneurs, scientists and health care professionals drive American business innovation. Cities and regions will thrive by providing an open, tolerant environment for "cultural creatives," he said.
Now the public policy professor has taken his argument global in a new book: The Flight of the Creative Class. He also sounds an alarm: the United States may be on the verge of losing its competitive edge in attracting innovators.
Originally posted by lmgnyc
Not only has the moratorium on brains led to a bloodletting of innovative thinkers in the United States, but it has also deterred the foreign talent that used to flock to our universities and Fortune 500 companies from coming here in the first place.