One can dispute the 1/24/12 post by Dominic Basulto on the blog Big Think on the rise of China’s creative class on a number of levels, but I wish to mention just one. Basulto seems to frame the issue of creativity in us v. them terms, strongly implying that the “rise” of the creative class in China is bad for the United States. The basic premise appears to be that creative endeavors — or endeavors for creative people — are a static-pie phenomenon. There’s only so much to share.

Perhaps, instead, the creative class tends to expand the economic pie? And perhaps the “rise” of the creative class in China (if that is happening) might increase the opportunities for shared values across cultures? Just a couple of thoughts.