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Offline pjohns

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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

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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.

Offline mountaineer

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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.
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