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'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry
'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry

Scott Timberg believes America's creative class is being destroyed by what he calls today's "winner-take-all" economy. Backing his argument with an avalanche of empirical evidence from across the music, publishing, newspaper, movie and architecture industries, Timberg warns in his new book, "Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class," that the arts economy — those of us who make a living by inventing and curating ideas and culture — is "melting." "The middle is withering," he warns, "like a garden starved for rain." From musicians to novelists to book editors to video-store clerks to architects, Timberg...

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