October 08, 2009

RDU Acclaimed as #1 in Daily Beast America's Smartest Cities Ranking

Obviously, they chose to forget the IQ displayed by Duke University's Gang of 88, but overall, I agree with their assessment.

I've been working in the Research Triangle Park most of my adult life and have worked with and for some brilliant companies (including my current employer), and advanced degrees are commonplace. Combine that with the overall culture and climate, and it's a tough place to bet against.

That said, their methodology is questionable, even as it is flattering.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at October 8, 2009 09:53 AM

I'd think the presence of all those NC state politicians (or Bev Perdue alone) would be enough to knock Raleigh waaaay down the list.

Posted by: jdb at October 8, 2009 06:22 PM

"I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University."

William F. Buckley

Posted by: Actual at October 9, 2009 12:22 PM