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    Phoenix Woman, Nulwee

    ...links to previous things I've written, a lot of American politics goes back to the settlement patterns of the 17th and 18th centuries.  So no, it's not just the "creative class" stuff that influences politics.  But it's a growing factor, just as large-scale factory employment was a factor in making an area more Democratic, but often only if the factory employment also brought about unionization.  

    It's seldom a single factor.  But the clustering of creative jobs appears to already be a strong factor in politics and election results, and likely to become an even stronger factor over the next few decades.  

    "Dignified people, without a whimsical streak, almost never offer fresh insights, in economics or anywhere else." Paul Krugman

    by Dana Houle on Sun Feb 22, 2009 at 05:00:24 PM PST

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