Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Proud(ish) To Be American" by Daniel Gross, Newsweek (February 22, 2010)

Maybe even The Office didn't do enough :(

My colleague Evelyn Gibbons told me about an essay written by Newsweek columnist Daniel Gross in the February 22, 2010 issue of Newsweek (page 19) that kind of slams the Electric City.

The article, titled "Proud(ish) to Be American", compares the economic situations of other countries to America:

"Two years ago Dubai was going to be the next Las Vegas/New York/Miami rolled into one, all because it was proving more adept at diversifying its economy from energy into tourism, services, and financial services. Now it's looking like the next Scranton."

I hate to do this, but to quote Jar Jar Binks, "How Rude!"

To read the full article online, click here. It's the last sentence in the next-to-last paragraph.

Thanks to the divine Evelyn Gibbons for this reference.

UPDATE March 1, 2010 Times-Tribune writer Christopher Kelly contacted Newsweek columnist Daniel Gross and wrote an article about their talk and his pride in Scranton. The article, titled "Scranton, Dubai Connection Makes Sense: Fortune Fickle For Both," was published in the Sunday, February 28th issue of the Sunday Times (page D1). To read the article online, click here.

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