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Old 02-06-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Finland
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This has been going on for years, and I simply don't see the point. Why is it so important to some people to rank cities like NYC, London, Paris, Tokyo, Shangai, Sao Paulo, Bradford and others?

I understand some people like rankings, but seriously... Yawn!
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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Exactly. You either live in Bradford or you don't. Everywhere else is passé.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:28 PM
 
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We rank everything... from restaurants to parks to students to universities etc...
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Old 02-06-2018, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Rankings are fun!
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Old 02-06-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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Rankings are fun!
Yup. If we didn't have those CD would become a mundane place.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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This has been going on for years, and I simply don't see the point. Why is it so important to some people to rank cities like NYC, London, Paris, Tokyo, Shangai, Sao Paulo, Bradford and others?

I understand some people like rankings, but seriously... Yawn!
yeah nah but let me post 50 links about the United Kingdom public transportation system

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Old 02-06-2018, 09:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Some people just want to rank or compare to conclude that everything USA is #1 ...
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:41 PM
 
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Some people just want to rank or compare to conclude that everything USA is #1 ...
Well, I do want to rank stuff. I watch Top 10s, I play online games with Scoreboards... we all went to school to get Grades... maybe there is something in our nature that wants rankings (generally speaking).

I do love America though and, would argue that it is #1, not because it's #1 in every category but, it could be in the top 10 (out of roughly 200) in the most categories.

Example (not real numbers by the way)

Safety: Japan #1, USA #4
Infrastructure: China #1, USA #7
Education: Britain #1, USA #9
Military: USA #1, Russia #2
Happiness: Sweden #1, USA #8
Whatever...

Point being that the US is still a top-tier country by virtue of still being pretty damn good at many things. Although, there was a time when we 1st place in many categories.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Point being that the US is still a top-tier country by virtue of still being pretty damn good at many things. Although, there was a time when we 1st place in many categories.
The US is "top tier" only because it is one of the 30 or so developed industrial economies, and bigger than any other five of them put together. But per capita, the US doesn't rank at or near the top in any category that anyone would be proud of, and ranks last in some.

A tug-of-war is going to be won by the side with the most people pulling the rope.

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Old 02-07-2018, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Airstrip 1, Oceania
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I think a lot of people must have obsessive-compulsive disorder. They have this mania for putting everything they can think of into sorted lists. What do they do when they've got them? Nothing!
Keep taking the tablets, folks.
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