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Florida: D.C. Good For Writers, Everyone Else, Not So Much

Urbanism master and head of the Atlantic Cities Richard Florida has picked up the disagreement between Slate's Matthew Yglesias and our own Ryan Little over whether D.C is good to artists. After looking at Census data, Florida concludes:

When all is said and done, D.C. seems like a not-so-great place for visual artists, a slightly better than average place for musicians and a pretty good place for writers and editors. New York and L.A. continue to dominate these fields, particularly arts, design and music, and actually provide a comparatively good living even with their high costs of housing.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

 

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