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View Poll Results: Philly vs Bos
Philadelphia 221 50.92%
Boston 213 49.08%
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:43 PM
 
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Philadelphia is the taller business owner? How about the crack fiend brother with AIDS and dyslexia?

Wasn't aware Noam Chomsky had AIDS and dyslexia!

Any other native Philadelphians with the same thing?

I always thought all the smart people went to Boston. Didn't know all of them were born there instead.
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Old 04-27-2017, 01:50 AM
 
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I definitely like Philly better personally, at least based on my experiences so far.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:50 AM
 
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After 59 pages, we're now comparing Noam Chomsky and the American Revolution. Nice.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I always thought all the smart people went to Boston. Didn't know all of them were born there instead.
It's a myth that there are a lot of smart people in Boston. Lots of people who think they are smart, sure. But most smart people leave after college.
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:52 AM
 
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My post was sarcasm, and I agree bjimmy24.

Boston's schools attract them, but they leave after college. It's not like Boston natives are just smarter by default of birth. Definitely some that think they are as well.

Similar to how UPenn's Wharton Business School has the wealthiest alumni in the world. They go to Philly to get their degree, then leave and run most of the world's most influential businesses.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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It's a myth that there are a lot of smart people in Boston. Lots of people who think they are smart, sure. But most smart people leave after college.

This is not true. College grads stay or leave depending on may factors including job markets and where they lived before going to a distant elite school like those in both cities. Philly and Boston are both in the middle of the pack for retention of graduates.


Which U.S. Metros Are Best at Keeping Their College Grads? - CityLab
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:53 AM
 
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My post was sarcasm, and I agree bjimmy24.

Boston's schools attract them, but they leave after college. It's not like Boston natives are just smarter by default of birth. Definitely some that think they are as well.

Similar to how UPenn's Wharton Business School has the wealthiest alumni in the world. They go to Philly to get their degree, then leave and run most of the world's most influential businesses.
Massachusetts does have the best public school system in the country by most accounts.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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This is not true. College grads stay or leave depending on may factors including job markets and where they lived before going to a distant elite school like those in both cities. Philly and Boston are both in the middle of the pack for retention of graduates.


Which U.S. Metros Are Best at Keeping Their College Grads? - CityLab
One has to take into account the number of colllege students in the metro. Boston has a disproportionate amount of students compared to its size so while the % might be low the raw numbers would not be. Boston has 5 top 50 schools and the metro has 1.5% of the US population so it will have a hard time retaining even an average number of graduates.
Compared to say Detroit which has Wayne State and that's it (UM is not in the MSA) it's Student/Population ratoio leads to better retention rates but lower overall retention if that makes sense.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The point is, Philadelphia put a name and a cause behind what happened up in Boston.

It's not as if Paul Revere was riding around yelling "for America!"

Conception came from Philadelphia, that is why it is celebrated there and not Boston.

I mean, if you really wanna get technical, everything American is London's and England's credit. No? All of Boston's achievements and Philadelphia's achievements, lets just give it to London! It all came from there, right? That's how silly you sound.

At the time the first shot was "heard' up in Boston, it was largely an isolated incident happening until the Continental Congress started meeting and taking things more seriously. It wasn't this grand plan until then.
Philadelphia did not put a name and a cause behind what happened in Boston. To the contrary, what happened in Boston made Philly what it was and is.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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Philadelphia did not put a name and a cause behind what happened in Boston. To the contrary, what happened in Boston made Philly what it was and is.
No.

It's not as if Paul Revere said "for America!" when he warned everyone. It was in it's infancy at that point.

Philadelphia actually made sense of it and made it a real movement.

If Philly didn't support Boston, it would've remained an isolated incident. Philadelphia was the most important colonial city at that time. I thought that was obvious.
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