Pennsylvania: Number One!

26 Aug

As a native Pittsburgher, I’m glad to see that Tyler Cowen is on to the many charms of the Keystone State. I’ve always thought of Pennsylvania as a sort-of microcosm of American life: small towns and rural areas mimic the South, with large  post-industrial cities (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh) approximating a lot of the East Coast and urban populations.  Cowen’s summation is also great:

The bottom line: Almost certainly, Pennsylvania is better than your state. If you are a foreigner, and want to understand what made America great, study and visit Pennsylvania.

Take that, Ohio.


One Response to “Pennsylvania: Number One!”


  1. Moving To Penn | After Corbu - August 29, 2007

    […] light of the recent Pennsylvania boosterism of Tyler Cowen and Pax Americana, I wanted to promote/inquire into Braddock, Pennsylvania (link to artsy town website), which was […]

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