On Tuesday’s edition of Radio Times, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Will Bunch joked about how the city would see an influx of nerds.
Amazon has announced that it is looking to build a second headquarters. Almost all major American cities are now vying to have this immensely profitable company to call their location home, hoping to bring more jobs and generate more tax dollars. Among these cities is Philadelphia. Last week, Mayor Jim Kenney announced that he would be submitting a proposal to the company.
On Tuesday’s edition of Radio Times, Philadelphia Daily News Columnist Will Bunch joked about how the city would see an influx of nerds. His tongue-in-cheek remarks were meant to illuminate that there would be unintended consequences to consider if Amazon were to make Philly a hub for their company. Nonetheless, host Marty Moss-Coane pressed Bunch about this, and asked if he would be comfortable if Philly becomes a city of nerds.
“Oh absolutely,” Bunch retorted while chuckling, “I want Philadelphia to be a city of nerds, but I also want it to be a city of artists and rock musicians. I don’t want creative people like that to be priced out of the city.”
He added that he would want any benefit to the city to also benefit the working poor, and for Amazon’s presence to be “the rising tide that lifts all boats.”
Listen to the clip above.