Triangle, Washington, D.C., and Austin. And, far from inequality being the only creative-age social concern, the creative economy generates other related externalities as well:

• Housing affordability: As the creative economy takes root in places like Boston and New York, it generates tremendous pressure on housing prices, both forcing artists and other creative people out of their communities and further exacerbating social and economic inequality between the haves and the have-nots of the creative economy.