Backlash – The Creative Class

Emily Hall is happy to see that a “backlash” is building against Richard Florida’s ideas about the “creative class.” “It didn’t take much nudging for people to start to see, among other flaws in his arguments, that he meant to improve social conditions for computer programmers rather than reform the way arts are funded in this country. Florida can claim as loudly as he likes that he never meant to be an arts advocate, but as far as I can tell, he was the keynote speaker at a gazillion ‘save the arts’ conferences all over the country, probably accepting nice little fees every time.”