Summary of The Great Reset
Copyright © 2010 by Richard Florida. Published by arrangement with Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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Urban studies scholar Richard Florida first popularized the idea of the creative class. Now he argues that saving the last shreds of the factory-driven industrial system makes no sense. A massive overhaul is underway, and knowledge workers are its new vanguard. Florida makes his points in short, punchy chapters, but steps away from stating the obvious. getAbstract recommends this book to economists, politicians, urban planners and anyone wanting a sense of the likely future.
In this summary, you will learn
- What lessons the big economic slumps of the past can teach the world today,
- Which cities and countries are likely to prosper or struggle after the slump,
- What economic changes the US must face, and
- What economic policies the US should pursue.
About the Author
Richard Florida also wrote The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?
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7 years agoI think the biggest strenght of the U.S. is that, besides Canada, it is probably the country most open to people of all cultures. The biggest pitfall is probably its media/show business which, while being watched around the world, has a created a society that is more and more in conflict with science and progress.