Slippery Richard Florida

After Paul Krugman dismissed Florida’s mega-region musings (appropriately), Florida replied very politely and very oddly.

I’m in good company: Krugman’s also also skeptical of the new paper on place-making policy by Ed Glaeser and Joshua Gotltlieb (unfortunately gated by Brookings).

That’s not actually true. Rather, he was endorsing Glaeser and Gottlieb’s humble, decidedly un-sweeping approach. I realize this matters to no one but me. Still, I need to get this off my chest. At the risk of being rude, I don’t think Florida is qualified to shine Glaeser’s shoes, or Krugman’s. As for me, I don’t think I’m qualified to shine my own shoes, currently a dingy pair of weathered moccasins that are destined to fall apart as I walk through some massive, heroin-filled rain puddle.