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The Great Reset

For anyone wondering who hit the reset button on the economy and also wondering just exactly what is going on, I recommend that you order a copy of The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity written by Richard Florida, the author of The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life and Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life about the nature of particular cities and their economic development.

For the reader interested in the construction industry, The Great Reset looks at the three epochal economic upheavals in the US economy – the Great Crash of 1873, the Great Depression of 1929 and the Great Recession of 2008 that we currently see around us everyday.  He describes the construction and growth of the major cities, the economic drivers of those cities and how they were changed by massive job and industry losses during the economic shifts.  He also touches on the great discoveries that were made and implemented in the periods during and following those events and then points toward some new directions that we might take as we recover from this recession.

I found it compelling and affirming for what I see on the horizon for our industry over the next few years.


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