I’m fascinated with the idea of “creativity” and I have been for a long time, probably because I’ve been labelled as “creative” my whole life (I started out in the fine arts and spent 2 years working on a BFA). However, I find I don’t identify much with the way creativity is so frequently discussed in economic terms. This post was the beginning of some thoughts on the issue. I later proposed a conference talk which was accepted after peer review, though unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the conference. I hope to publish something lengthier and more in-depth in the future.