The World Is Clustered

A very insightful article on the clustering of wealth and innovation around the world, riffing on a theme by Friedman. [here]
I firmly believe this concept. I have lived three cluster areas — Vancouver-Victoria, BC; San Francisco – San Jose Metro; Boston Metro — and the level of innovation and original thinking here is unparalleled. When I travel to non-cluster cities, I am always stunned by how far out on the edge I feel; and I am boring and a follower.
It is also interesting, as a side-note, to mention the political leanings of the cluster cities. If you are talking geography, do these clusters tend to be more open to change, more welcoming of difference, and (at least in the Excited States) seen as more “liberal”?
Lisa, does Bill have a blog yet?

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