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A quick addition to my post earlier today here.

All credit to the good folk at the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management (who nobly espouse exploring the requirements to achieve a prosperous future for all, in which democracy and capitalism work in support of each other) who produced the research report Insight: Creativity in Southeast Asia located here.

In that marvellous work (well worth a read for interest in such things) they identify the close relationship between urbanization and creativity, with more urbanized nations scoring higher on the Global Creativity Index (see here for those interested).

How does this look in graphical form highlighting Southeast Asian nations? I’m glad you asked, because that is the featured image that leads this post.

In another report here the MPI shows “how the Southeast Asian nations stack up in terms of the share of their workforce that make up the creative class and compares them to international benchmarks”. In graphical form that can be seen below.