Thursday, January 31, 2008

They're So Miserable, They Could Gloat

First saw the link to the Forbes article , "America's Most Miserable Cities," on Charlotte ranks 9th, behind...
1. Detroit
2. Stockton, Calif.
3. Flint, Mich.
4. NYC
5. Philadelphia
6. Chicago
7. Los Angeles
8. Modesto, Calif.

Well, at least Modesto is worse.

We're gonna hear howls of protest about this, from none so vociferously perhaps as the Pat McCrory campaign.

The Forbes formula for calculating "misery" includes scores for unemployment, personal tax rates, commute times, weather, crime, and "that toxic waste dump in your backyard." Some score well on weather (Los Angeles has a near-perfect climate) but are pulled waaay down by traffic or crime or SuperFund sites. You know.

Apparently, all those freakishly large banks can't buy you love.

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