Purpose Economy Vs. Creative Economy Essay

782 Words Nov 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Purpose Economy vs. Creative Economy Aaron Hurst describes the fourth economic stage as the purpose economy (following the knowledge economy). As humans, we have a fear of not mattering. Because of this, Hurst predicts our next economic era will be centered around our individual quest for purpose. Each of the previous economies have made mankind ‘faster, stronger, smarter,’ but now mankind is turning back to a more ‘human’ way of doing things. Purpose is a choice, according to Hurst, which everyone can obtain in their jobs if they wish to. They do not need a cause, a huge revelation, or have certain luxuries to be able to find purpose for themselves. Hurst believes a purpose economy could be the next era our culture is moving towards. Richard Florida has a different perspective. Florida believes a creative economy is where our culture is heading next. As he says in the video Why Creativity is the New Economy, creativity builds new technologies, goods, and ways of living. Also, creativity is something that binds our population as whole because we are all capable of being creative. According to Florida, the era of the creativity economy began in the 1980s and has been exponentially growing since. Since then, approximately twenty million jobs have been added to the creative sector, including many in science and math professions (which would not normally be considered a ‘creative’ job). Florida believes a creative economy is the foundation of innovation within our cities and…

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