Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Listen to Interview with Author Richard Florida on How the Economic Crisis Will Change Our Society from July 25 KAZI Book Review

Posted by Hopeton on July 24, 2010

To listen to my interview with author and economic development expert Richard Florida on how the economic meltdown of 2008–09 will change what our economy, society, and geography will look like click here: Richard Florida Interview.  Florida was a guest on the July 25 edition of KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7 FM.  He is the author of The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity

Looking toward the future, Florida identifies the patterns that will drive the next Great Reset and transform virtually every aspect of our lives—from how and where we live, to how we work, to how we invest in individuals and infrastructure, to how we shape our cities and regions. Florida shows how these forces, when combined, will spur a fresh era of growth and prosperity, define a new geography of progress, and create surprising opportunities for all of us. Among these forces will be

  • new patterns of consumption, and new attitudes toward ownership that are less centered on houses and cars
  • the transformation of millions of service jobs into middle class careers that engage workers as a source of innovation
  • new forms of infrastructure that speed the movement of people, goods, and ideas
  • a radically altered and much denser economic landscape organized around “megaregions” that will drive the development of new industries, new jobs, and a whole new way of life

Florida is also the author of the global bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?, a national and international bestseller and Amazon.com book of the month. He is a regular correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and a regular columnist for The Globe and Mail. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review.

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