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4.    “How the Crash Will Reshape America,” by Richard Florida (March 2009)
Financial crises have a way of reshuffling populations. Just as the Great Depression emptied the Dust Bowl and filled manufacturing plants, Richard Florida predicts, the current crisis will push Americans toward “idea-driven creative industries.” Cities like Detroit will either become ghost towns or reinvent themselves as high-tech centers. Suburban sprawl will give way to dense urban living. As he redraws the map, Florida outlines the country’s greatest assets: the resilience and adaptability that have always helped Americans find new ways of thriving.

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