The Creative Class Essay

1910 Words Nov 17th, 2016 8 Pages
compared to the ones in previous decades. It used to be that company rules were enforced to all and followed by everyone, yet now employers understand the constructs between the types of workers and make accommodations for the creative class. Kipp is an example of an employer who saw just how much emphasis the creative class puts on the individual. In order to truly keep the creative class happy and focuses on work, an employer cannot set rules for every member of the creative class and think they can be handled the same way. The work environment today is very different from the work environment in the past because now employers are prepared to listen to the needs and wants of the creative class. The creative class also demands more in terms of living situations. Morten Ougaard writes in his scholastic journal “The Political Economy of the ‘Creative Class’: A Theoretical Comment”, that “to the extent that this segment of the labor force works under conditions resembling formal subscription, it tends to be less exploited, better paid, offered better working conditions, to have more job autonomy and be subjected to less discipline and less work intensity than average wage labor” (Morten Ougaard 355). Unlike the conditions Marx described, the creative class does not endure great deals of exploitation. In fact, it is clear to see that these creative labors are valued more than wage laborers since they can work less and still receive a better pay. According to…

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