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That is a good question, and while I can't answer that one specifically, I do know that his recent work, including his new book The Great Reset, has been influenced by David Harvey.

The book itself is pretty good (and I cited it several times in my article at the CAHSR blog that Bruce linked to above), partly because you can see where Harvey's ideas have seeped into Florida's analysis.

However, it's incomplete; Florida isn't a Marxist, even though he does denounce the FIRE economy and "automobile Keynesianism" in very strong terms. As DoDo noted, Florida is too quick to see major economic dislocations as forces of nature, and isn't sufficiently critical of concentrated wealth. And his Great Reset concept, while something I quite strongly agree with, doesn't really lay out a clear vision of what our economy should look like once the process is complete.

Which is what I'm going to attempt to do in a book proposal I'm currently working on with a publisher here in California. More on that later.

And the world will live as one

by Montereyan (robert at calitics dot com) on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 11:51:25 AM EST
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