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In the Commonwealth

Bright flight

Is the Bay State's vaunted 'creative class' coming or going?


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By Robert David Sullivan
July 17, 2005

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THREE YEARS AGO, in his best-selling book ''The Rise of the Creative Class," economist and George Mason University business professor Richard Florida argued against the widespread belief that sunshine, cheap land, and low taxes would determine which regions of the United States would prosper over the next few decades. More important, he wrote, are the ''three Ts"--technology, talent, and tolerance--characterized ... (Full article: 1338 words)

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