This sounds to me like hokey liberal professors trying to “re-message” the entrepreneurial class.
Morrison said students used ideas from a book by George Mason University professor Richard Florida called “The Rise of the Creative Class.”
In the book, Florida writes that people move to cities and create jobs, not the other way around, Morrison said. These people, known as the “creative class,” include software programmers, doctors, lawyers and artists, he said, and they have the most economic buying power.
Universities create these types of people, he said, and the key is to get them to stay in Macon. That can be accomplished by creating a sense of place, Morrison said.
“I want to go to a place where I can be the best Alex Morrison I can be, and a city should be open to that.”
It seems to me that places that center around the “creative class” tend to have higher taxes, social spending, and eventually less business.
Maybe instead of teaching students how to value the “creative class” of citizens in the world we should be teaching them how to value the entrepreneur.