While Brett has been tearing up the scholarly world, I’ve been getting absorbed in baked goods. Cupcakes, to be precise. Upscale cupcakes are finally coming to Pittsburgh, a development that prompted me to invent something that I called “The Cupcake Class” as a satiric homage to Richard Florida’s “Creative Class.” Where you find $3 cupcakes, you find growth-oriented economies.
Alas, the lesser local newspaper read the blog and ran a quote; now I’m associated in print with this: “Getting a cupcake shop can say a lot about your city.”
I’m sure that my Dean and colleagues are thrilled.