The cover story in this week's City Paper is an amusing gripe about the constant extolling of Philadelphia's relative cheapness
(see, e.g., the NYTimes article calling
us the new NY borough).
Sure, maybe we have it a little better here. But that's no reason to throw fiscal responsibility out the window with the bathwater, or whatever. Besides, maybe the reason things are so (relatively) cheap here is because we, as a stubborn, pigheaded populace, refuse to pay any more than we do.
They appear to be dedicating the issue, back-to-school style, to a host of tips on money-saving options for every aspect of life in Philly (including some amazing ways to score freebies of all sorts). And hey! the paper is free!