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.