Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Gays increase housing values

In case you missed this bit from Colbert last night, Richard Florida, professor at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and author of The Rise of the Creative Class, argues that "gay-friendly" cities are more economically prosperous than those that are not.

See here for a link to Florida's related paper.

I have not read the book or the article yet so I cannot comment, but it certainly is an interesting thesis.

1 comment:

Jamelle Bouie said...

You know, I've heard that somewhere else too, and it wasn't the Colbert Report. It was something I read, and if I can find it, I'll let you know.