Richard Florida Defends His Creative Class

Richard Florida’s Rise of the Creative Class has been taking a lot of hits in the past few months. Now he rebuts his critics: “The Rise of the Creative Class has little to do with making cities yuppie-friendly, though leftist critics have tried to frame it (and belittle its message) in that way. Rather, my core message is that human creativity is the ultimate source of economic growth. Every single person is creative in some way. And to fully tap and harness that creativity we must be tolerant, diverse, and inclusive.”