"Imagination rules the world, boasted Napoleon. He was right. There is a quiet power to the creative spheres, the ability to shape the moral imagination, the beliefs and behaviors of a culture -- all through songs and stories, architecture and advertising, film and fashion. And the creative class, as defined by Dr. Richard Florida in his book The Rise of the Creative Class, is now the most dominant social force in America today -- 30 million people who are ushering in the Creative Age. They are the new ruling class -- although disorganized and directionless -- the merchants of cool, rebels armed with iMacs and Final Cut Pro 5."
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