JoelKotkin doesn't like them : Wayback Archive

Or at least doesn't like the CreativeClass celebration of them.

Intriguing thoughts :

What drives the process is a simple combination of limited middle-class housing options combined with strong demand among the wealthy.

Basically property prices hollow out TheMiddleClasses ... they can't afford to live there.

Does this make Super-star Cities an analogy / model / prediction of the more general decline of the middle-classes?

Questions

Do we need a kind of MiddleSpace to support small businesses?

What's the difference between Kotkin's notion of small business and RichardFlorida's?

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