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Margaret Cervi 8 March 2017 Dr. Michael Dougherty SOC 240 Synthesis Paper 2: Option 3 Among the seven “Community Capitals,” there are two types of capital that without them would make life very unenjoyable. These two capitals, Social and Creative Capital, demonstrate the changes in our society from the 1950’s to present day. With the benefits of Social and Creative capital comes with disadvantages as well. In the end, both capitals occur in human everyday activity. With our society advancing everyday, some might question if one capital is a more problematic way of thinking than the other. Without relationships, there would be no Social Capital. Without human creativity, there would be no Creative Capital. To understand the correlation between the two, Social Capital and Creative Capital must be explained. Without even realizing it, humans use Social Capital skills everyday. Making, strong or weak ties, of friendships, and trusting people are just some examples of Social Capital. In “Bowling Alone” by Robert D. Putnam describes “The term social capital itself turns out over the 20th century, each time to call attention to in which our lives are made more productive by social ties.” Social Capital is interpreted as value a society places on their social ties, networks, and groupings. On the other hand, Creative Capital is defined as the time and value of a person, or community to imagine and produce new possibilities. For example, Richard Florida describes

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