KING OF THE HILL
When the Yankees play the Red Sox, or the Patriots face the Giants in the Super Bowl, part of the tension, excitement, and fun is based on the long rivalry between New York City and Boston. From at least the time when the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth to the Yankees, people from Boston have lived in the shadow of New York City. As a resident of Boston for nine years, I know that I viewed it as New York’s “little brother,” but with an edge of having a greater cluster of excellent universities.
Today, which is the better city to live and work in? The answer doesn’t simply determine mere boasting rights. In today’s skills economy, the cities that can lure and retain those with such skills will boom. A city that can attract the next ...