RichardFlorida warns of a backlash against it in the US.
Benefits of creative (self-actualization) economy need to be extended to everyone, not just the CosmopolitanSophisticates.
These kids go all over the world hanging out, meeting their friends, having fabulous experiences, making films, joining bands. We need a global creative society, not a society in any one nation. That's what the great promise of this time is.
An interview : http://www.alternet.org/story/22104/
Good points about "centralizing forces" (AttractiveHubs) which distort the distribution of wealth.
It's a similar argument to that made by ElaineMorgan in FallingApart : The city sucks the talent and wealth out of the country, consolidating it, so it does do more work but equally deprives the rural locations of even that which they have.