09 April 2008

People Like Cleaner Cities

That's the shocking conclusion from a recent Forbes study. It turns out there are advantages to clean cities. Who'd a thunk it?

Beyond health, cleanliness appears to have an important economic impact. While nine of our 10 cleanest cities showed population increases between 2000 and 2006, major metro areas losing residents over that period tend to rank near the bottom of the cleanliness list; they include Philadelphia, Chicago, Buffalo, N.Y., and Detroit. Many factors, notably economic ones, go into a person's choice to move, of course. But a reputation for clean air, water and streets seems to count as well.

But... but... it costs TAX DOLLARS!! Surely Cincinnati can do better things than make short-term investments for long-term gain (i.e. anti-free market liberal communist left-wing socialism).

Besides, aren't we doing just fine?


A Christian Prophet said...

Maybe the "cost" is clean people who lead clean lives and do not litter or clutter. See "Abolishing Socialist Slavery"

Wes said...

Oh, wow. Fundamentalist-loon "Christianity" (in quotes because it's about as far from Jesus Himself as you can get) coupled with fundamentalist-loon Objectivism (not in quotes because, well, just because).

I wanna party with you, Cowboy.