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Old 02-07-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I don't know if it's been posted yet but here is Forbes new list for 2011

In Pictures: America's 20 Most Miserable Cities - America's 20 Most Miserable Cities - Forbes.com

I usually takes these things with a grain of salt but for those of you who like them, knock yourself out. Looks like California and Florida dominate.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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oh hey, another worthless list from forbes.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I agree that Stockton and Miami deserve to be on there. Only read the first two but sounds right to me.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:06 PM
 
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And Forbes is America's most Miserable Publication...

All cities in the country are having economic issues right now and all will have crime. I don't see the point of this list. Real people live in those so called "miserable" cities. Whatever happened to if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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yeah forbes.......
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Looks like most of the listed cities in CA are in the Central Valley or as I like to refer to it, Smog Valley. I live in Smog Valley and I've gotta say, I'm pretty miserable.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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The list is pretty much spot on. Notice there are no Texas cities on that list.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I like the picture they have of Stockton, CA, with the brand-new foreclosed houses located underneath a giant row of power lines.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Tennessee
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It will always be the same cities on Forbes list.
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I think they're flawed, but why do Forbes lists seem to get so much anger/criticism on this site? Even lists that are based on the subjective opinion of a select group seem to get less criticism than Forbes, so that makes me think "Forbes' methodology is flawed" is not really the explanation. That it's something else.

Is it that Forbes has a different view of what qualifies as "good" or "bad" in cities/towns than you do? I know they seem to value population growth, low unemployment, and low crime. People here seem to value population density, public transportation, "color", and other aesthetics. They might be looking more at people with money and children. You guys often seem to be looking more at what's good for single or divorced people. Is it something like that? Or is it just that they have so many dang ads to get to their page.

Addendum: I'm not a sportsperson so I might agree with you on their list this time. I couldn't care less if a town has no good teams.
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