Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Most Miserable U.S. Cities, according to Forbes

1. Detroit, MI
2. Stockton, CA
3. Flint, MI
4. New York City
5. Philadelphia, PA
6. Chicago, IL
7. Los Angeles, CA
8. Modesto, CA
9. Charlotte, NC
10. Providence, RI
Kurt Badenhausen wrote the article and offers links to photos and misery factors (via Mark Perry). New York's breakdown:
Commute times 150
Income tax rates 150
Superfund sites 78
Unemployment 99
Violent crimes 105
Weather 86
where 150 is the worst score and 1 is the best. Providence, RI (near where I grew up) has the second worst income tax rates, and people are still leaving in droves.

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