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Synthesis Paper 2 Soa 240 Synthesis Paper #2 Option 3 The keys to economic growth all require a solid base of Human, Social, and Creative capital. Although one big issue with these forms of capital is that Social and Creative classes seem to counteract with one another. For example when one class is doing well in a certain region the other class is lacking. Nevertheless Social and Creative Capital are 2 essential ingredients for a healthy community. Humans need the proper social interaction to properly develop, and a certain degree of creativity capital adds a personal touch to a community, plus also gives it an identity. A certain amount of creativity is important for any person, town, society, etc. to develop, grow and give it distinctiveness. A good amount of social capital in a certain region will give people more mutual respect and trust between one another which is a very big promoting factor towards economic growth. I will analyze both the positive and negative aspects of Creative and Social Capital using Robert Putnam, and Richard Florida’s readings. Social capital can be defined as “The networks of relationships among people who live and work in a particular society enabling that society to function effectively”. In Putnam’s reading he directly links a social capital deficit to the slow growth of an economy, which shows us there must be positive effects of a strong social bond within members of your community. One of those positive

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