August 17, 2019

Can the ‘Creative Class’ survive?

The digital revolution has its winners and losers. If a question comes up in dinner conversation, there’s no item of information so obscure or so trivial that we cannot find it in a few seconds with a Google search on our smartphones. But, then, I have come to believe that Wikipedia itself would not exist but for the over-supply of men and women with doctorates but no teaching appointments.

Something of the same dire message is delivered in “