Author Topic: The 10 most miserable American cities  (Read 583 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pjohns

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 467
The 10 most miserable American cities
« on: February 22, 2013, 06:09:44 PM »
Forbes magazine has listed the 10 most miserable American cities in which to live, according to a modification of the "Misery Index" set forth by economist Arthur Okun:  It combines each city's unemployment rate with its inflation rate; and, for good measure, Forbes considers miscellaneous factors that people tend to consider irritating, also.

Here is the list, in ascending order (with the acquisition of the #1 spot being a rather dubious honor):

#10:  New York, New York

#9:  Lake County, Illinois

#8:  Stockton, California

#7:  Warren, Michigan

#6:  Vallejo, California

#5:  Modesto, California

#4:  Chicago, Illinois

#3:  Rockford, Illinois

#2:  Flint, Michigan

#1:  Detroit, Michigan

Interestingly, after New York nailed down the #10 position, just three states--Illinois, California, and Michigan--divided up the rest of the pie.

Just a thought:  Does anyone else notice a rather strong correlation here, between these states and a list of reliably blue states?

Offline Rapunzel

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 71,719
Re: The 10 most miserable American cities
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2013, 06:31:25 PM »
Not just blue but run by dedicated progressives.

Online mountaineer

  • Member
  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 39,185
Re: The 10 most miserable American cities
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2013, 07:17:51 PM »
Not just blue but run by dedicated progressives.
Unions, too.
“My god! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy? I confess I had no idea of it myself.” Jefferson writing to Madison on America in 1785 while in Paris.


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf