This is why I’m intrigued by Richard Florida’s “Cool Cities” business: according to his theories, being serious about participating in the creative economy means taking serious civil rights for all your citizens. In an excellent column in the Ann Arbor News, Rick Haglund argues that the state legislature’s flirtations with a ban on gay marriage in the state could have very real negative economic repercussions.
> AANews – Rick Haglund: “Want to lure creative folks to Michigan? Try tolerance”
> Also, I’ve posted it on the Cool Cities blog