Dessert Economics

Growing up, my family rarely went out to dinner due to financial constraints, and if we did for a special occasion, we never ordered dessert. My father believed desserts were a waste of money, and my mother didn’t have much of a sweet tooth.

The Creative Class Myth

Frank Bures wrote a really great essay in Thirty Two Magazine, a new publication for the Twin Cities, about the myth of the creative class—an idea pushed by urban theorist Richard Florida that a city with a strong presence of artists, gays and lesbians, and immigrants would drive economic growth.