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The Flight of the Creative Class

The New Global Competition for Talent
Florida, Richard L. (Book - 2005 )
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For the first time, the United States is in danger of losing its most crucial economic advantage--its status as the world's greatest talent magnet, argues economist Florida. Where America was once the first destination for foreign students and the last stop for scientists, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs wishing to engage in the most robust and creative economy on the planet, it has now become only one place among many where cutting-edge innovation occurs. Burgeoning global technology hotspots, from Sydney, Shanghai, and Amsterdam to Dublin, Bangalore, and Toronto; the outsourcing of ingenuity; rising intolerance; a faltering education system; cities torn by inequality; disconnected political leadership--all point to the looming creativity crisis that is causing the decline of American economic might. But if the United States can discover solutions to address these problems, it will once again lead the pack. If only the rest of the world doesn't discover those solutions first...
Authors: Florida, Richard L.
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Florida
Title: The flight of the creative class
the new global competition for talent
Publisher: New York : HarperBusiness, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 326 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-307) and index
Summary: For the first time, the United States is in danger of losing its most crucial economic advantage--its status as the world's greatest talent magnet, argues economist Florida. Where America was once the first destination for foreign students and the last stop for scientists, engineers, artists and entrepreneurs wishing to engage in the most robust and creative economy on the planet, it has now become only one place among many where cutting-edge innovation occurs. Burgeoning global technology hotspots, from Sydney, Shanghai, and Amsterdam to Dublin, Bangalore, and Toronto; the outsourcing of ingenuity; rising intolerance; a faltering education system; cities torn by inequality; disconnected political leadership--all point to the looming creativity crisis that is causing the decline of American economic might. But if the United States can discover solutions to address these problems, it will once again lead the pack. If only the rest of the world doesn't discover those solutions first...
Subject Headings: United States Economic conditions United States Emigration and immigration Economic aspects Technological innovations Economic aspects United States Creative ability Economic aspects United States Intellectual capital United States
Topical Term: Technological innovations
Creative ability
Intellectual capital
LCCN: 2004060663
ISBN: 006075690X
Branch Call Number: 331.1279 F
Research Call Number: JBE 05-896
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