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The New York Times asks artists how the recession is affecting their lives and work (h/t: Alison Kemper). Money quote:

" I love it. The only thing that makes me sad is that I can't make a living right now."

While the responses comprise a small, ad hoc sample, my read is that the artists in major centers like NYC and San Francisco seem more upbeat than those in harder-hit Rustbelt communities.

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Florida is author of The Rise of the Creative Class, Who's Your City?, and The Great Reset. He is founder of the Creative Class Group.

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