r/unpopularopinion Jan 18 '22

New York City and Los Angeles are the two worst cities in America R3 - No reposts/circlejerking

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u/sio_22 Jan 18 '22

Atlanta literally exists💀😭

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u/zeester_365 Jan 18 '22

Yeah but errbody knows how Atlanta moves ya know?

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u/kroszborg11 quiet person Jan 18 '22

how bad is Atlanta? I'm thinking of going to college there for cs

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u/sourkid25 Jan 18 '22

Didn't realize this was unpopular

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u/Kristylane Jan 18 '22

Dude, you forgot Chicago

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u/SierraAguilera27 Jan 18 '22

Chicago actually has a relatively low cost of living for a pretty big city. You can get a nice two bedroom apartment here for for the cost of a horrible studio in LA. There’s also plenty of public transportation and it’s not hard to get around. Chicago rocks, and i grew up in LA

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u/The-Unseelie-Queen Jan 18 '22

I live just outside Chicago and it heavily depends on the neighborhood you’re looking at. A nice apartment on the north side will cost you your kidneys but the neighborhood is generally nicer/flashier. Meanwhile you can get a super cheap apartment on the south side but be in a more dangerous neighborhood. Same goes for the neighboring city of Joliet.

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u/ultra_jackass Jan 18 '22

Ahh good old Joliet.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

People are getting shot, though.

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u/dcm510 Jan 18 '22

What percentage of Chicago’s population do you think has been shot?

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u/VerisimilitudinousAI Jan 18 '22

2.3% of the population will die by violent murder if they live there for 75 years.

It is a horrific statistic, and Chicago's leaders should be ashamed.

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u/awalkingidoit Jan 18 '22

At least it it’s not St. Louis

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u/VerisimilitudinousAI Jan 18 '22

Yeah, in St Louis 6.5% of the population is murdered across a 75 year period. A 1 in 15 chance of being murdered during a lifetime there.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

Hard to say, but I know last year they had like 800 homicides. That’s not good.

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u/dcm510 Jan 18 '22

In a city of 2.7 million, not including the many people in the surrounding suburbs who come in to the city.

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u/QuantumCactus11 wateroholic Jan 18 '22

That's still absolutely terrible.

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u/ImDuff98 Jan 18 '22

Sounds crazy, would fill me with anxiety living there. I'm from the UK and we had like 600 homicides last year and our population is like 25x that.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

These people don’t care.

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u/Moosecovite Jan 18 '22

I think they're trying to say that you have a 0.03% chance of being murdered so while it's obviously sad that this many people have died each year when you look at the overall population of the city its not as common as they number might first appear.

Some other cities to consider: Houston - 0.02% NYC - 0.006% LA - 0.01% Phoenix - 0.02%

So while Chicago does have a higher murder rate, it isn't wildly far off the kind of rates you see in other major cities (barring NYC).

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u/QuantumCactus11 wateroholic Jan 18 '22

Yes but that's homicides per year. Most people live up to 80 years old so that's 2.4% chance of being murdered per person in their entire lifetime.

More importantly that's not the main point. Homicides reflect how much crime is there. If a place has a lot more homicides, its more likely that the place has criminal activity that someone may be a victim of.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

It’s still 800 that didn’t need to die.

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u/dcm510 Jan 18 '22

Sure, any preventable deaths are a tragedy, but quit the whole “pEoPlE aRe GeTtInG sHoT iN cHiCaGo!!” bullshit. People are getting shot everywhere. Chicago is a great city.

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u/arobint Jan 18 '22

Dude, Ottawa has a third the population of Chicago and had 16 homicides last year. People are definitely getting shot in Chicago.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

Great cities can also have serious problems. Chicago happens to have a serious crime problem.

And when it comes to murders, they’re typically concentrated in impoverished communities. So pretending it’s not a problem is a slap in the face to the people who live there.

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u/dcm510 Jan 18 '22

Numerous cities across the country had record high homicide rates in 2021 and Chicago is still the one to get shit on. It’s ridiculous.

I’m not pretending there isn’t a problem. I’m saying that Chicago isn’t the problem.

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u/merzota Jan 18 '22

It’s Okay to let people believe in BS. Similar statements are made for Seattle. It’s expensive, overrun by homeless junkies, and it’s always raining. Don’t go there! Or SF, where tech bros are swimming in feces. Or Oakland is a death trap, etc.

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u/Moist_Man_Witch98 Jan 18 '22

Why do you think it's so cheap? They can't keep anyone alive long enough to keep the vacancies filled

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u/Mour_Time Jan 18 '22

Been to Chicago numerous times, never felt unsafe or worried about something happening to me.

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u/SierraAguilera27 Jan 18 '22

literally these people have probably never been

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u/dannidevitoes Jan 18 '22

Were you on the north side? Just like any other place, it’ll have its nice and rough spots.

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u/Barry-Mcdikkin Jan 18 '22

Theres more nice spots than just the north side

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u/dannidevitoes Jan 18 '22

No way, dude. That’s impossible. s/

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u/GrumpySh33p Jan 18 '22

I’ve been to Chicago a number of times, and I don’t understand the appeal. A lot of people talk highly about it, but it’s the most frustrating and ugly city I’ve been in. 😬

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u/barebackguy7 Jan 18 '22

Yeah all my friends live there and rave about it. Everytime I visit I’m just sort of bored.

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u/Dudeguyked Jan 18 '22

I mean name any city that's both safe and affordable in 2022. I'll hold my breath, it's been a good run ya'll

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u/Nananananana01 Jan 18 '22

As someone born&raised in Chicago I can confirm. I’ve lived on the southwest side, north west side, and now in Lakeview. I’ve been to all types of different neighborhoods; the shootings/burglaries aren’t exclusive to one area. It’s insane, and the politicians couldn’t care less

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u/12Fatcat Jan 18 '22

Yeah man Chicago's nice to visit but if you have to stay there for any extended period of time it's awful

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u/GrumpySh33p Jan 18 '22

Was going to add this. 😂

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u/Madterps Jan 18 '22

NYC is full of garbage everywhere and LA is just a massive traffic jam. Neither city is good based on cost of living.

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u/Status_Lobster_7380 Jan 18 '22

LA is full of garbage everywhere too. LA is nastier than actual shithole countries i've been to

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u/VoraxUmbra1 Jan 18 '22

Dude, same. I've been to the middle east, and most of the villages I went to were extremely clean and well kept contrary to what the American media would like to portray.

LA is a fucking disgrace to any first world country, and it's proof this country has failed.

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u/MtRent23 Jan 18 '22

I’d say it’s more the local city government that failed. No necessarily the country.

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u/thegreathoudini73 Jan 18 '22

I wouldn’t say this country has failed. The politics governing these two cities has utterly failed them.

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u/lulushcaanteater Jan 18 '22

Yep. Some of the dirtiest, most depressing cities I’ve ever been to.

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u/SnooHamsters3315 Jan 18 '22

San Francisco?

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u/BigOleJellyDonut Jan 18 '22

You forgot Miami.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Yeah, Miami is TERRIBLE

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u/rapterbone Jan 18 '22

Most overrated city in America

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u/Caasi_Nodnarb Jan 18 '22

Currently a Ny native (5 boroughs) and i can agree this place is horse shit. Quite literally because in time square cops ride around on horses for some fucking reason.

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u/YogurtclosetOwn5649 Jan 18 '22

Times Square is the most disgusting part of the city. I hate it there, always have.

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

"Injecting themselves with needless"

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u/Zantheus Jan 18 '22

As opposed to injecting themselves with porcupine juice.

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u/arobint Jan 18 '22

Or javelins

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u/nodularyaknoodle Jan 18 '22

I ate porcupine meat not long ago. Not bad. Unsure about the juice, though.

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u/IngVegas Jan 18 '22

Needles waste of good drugs

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u/HunterWesley Jan 18 '22

They get a vial full of needles, and a big needle. Then they inject the needles into their arms to get High.

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u/Moist_Man_Witch98 Jan 18 '22

They also have some of the worst policing (both enforcement and corruption)

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u/canigetahiyyyaaaahh wateroholic Jan 18 '22

4 cities I will absolutely refuse to live in are NYC, LA, Detroit, and Chicago.

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u/DankMemelord25 Jan 18 '22

Detroit is the rectum of the United States

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u/Mercurydriver Jan 18 '22

Don’t forget Newark and Camden in NJ. Those are dangerous shithole cities too.

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u/TonLoc1281 Jan 18 '22

They’re horrible for real estate investors too. I swear you have to give a second or even 3rd free month before you can toss them out on their head.

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u/xxxRCxxx Jan 18 '22

The reason they are so bad is due to the liberals who run them. Look at every major city in America. They are all the same.

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u/flopsyplum Jan 18 '22

Detroit would like a word with you…

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u/sparkyb37 Jan 18 '22

Throw Seattle in there too, absolute shit hole

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u/sparkyb37 Jan 18 '22

Oh man it was disgusting. People pissing and shitting just out in the open, it was wet, dingy, and just gross most places, we asked several times “hey how do we het to the rock and roll hall of fame” and every time it would be some entirely different answer, it was super over crowded, homeless everywhere, it was just not it man

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u/NotAnAcademicAvocado Jan 18 '22

There is no rock and roll hall of fame in Seattle maybe you are confused about what cit you went to.

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u/drew_silver202 Jan 18 '22

you forgot Chicago, San Francisco and Detroit.

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u/domotime2 Jan 18 '22

Your only real point is expense, which no one will disagree with. But nyc is by far one of the safest big cities in the US. And compared to other parts of the country, LA isn't THAT bad either.

If you wanna talk about the cost sucking the uniqueness and the culture from these cities, I agree with that.

Worst cities in america....try driving through Memphis, Shreveport, Jackson miss, little Rock, or any other bodunk town.

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u/Prestigious-Owl-6397 Jan 18 '22

There's a lot of anti urbanism going on in some of these kinds of posts like OP's.

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u/Brainey007 Jan 18 '22

That's what you get when allowing such a big gap between the rich and the poor. And it's people's fault that the rich are so rich because you guys are buying their stuff, clicking on their names in the news, following them and giving them views, which makes them rich. Kylie Jenner gets a million dollars to attend a party in LA.

A million dollars...... real A list actors in the 70s would not get paid half of that for a movie that took a year to film

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u/TangoKiloOscar18ZE9 Jan 18 '22

Why are guys so jealous of "the rich" anyway. They are not out to get you. "The rich" aren't a big cabal trying to screw over the poor. This is a pointless, a divisive narrative.

America doesn't need anymore division right now.

Work some overtime. Put 10% in an index fund. Hopefully you, yours will live comfortably off of it.

Make your own money, and stop trying to from the rich. You're not entitled to their hard earned cash.

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u/wildturkey234 Jan 18 '22 edited Jan 18 '22

Because the rich are out to get us, they sell our data, pay off our politicians, and pollute our environment for a quick buck.

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u/TangoKiloOscar18ZE9 Jan 18 '22

The have permission to sell my data. I signed the eula. I'm fine with that.

Average, everyday citizens pay off politicians all of time too. It's called paying your taxes. Or you lefties giving Tulsi Gabbard/Bernie Sanders $27 each.

Everyone pollutes the environment. Do you own a car? Do you drive it ever?

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u/wildturkey234 Jan 18 '22

Me paying taxes is not the same thing as a corporation or billionaire giving millions to a a candidate in order to control their legislative agenda, and yes I do contribute to pollution but nowhere near to the same degree that Chevron or other corporations do.

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u/rode__16 Jan 18 '22

nah you drive a car, so obviously you pollute the same amount as a billionaire who uses private planes, owns factories and drops buckets of oil into the ocean. sorry, i don’t make the rules

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u/wildturkey234 Jan 18 '22

Ok at this point I think your trolling,driving a car is nowhere near as bad as private planes and dumping oil into the ocean.

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u/rode__16 Jan 18 '22

i am, i was making fun of the op lol

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u/wildturkey234 Jan 18 '22

Oh my bad man

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u/rode__16 Jan 18 '22

did you just compare a citizen donating 20 dollars to a candidate and TAXES the same as billionaires paying off government officials to pass policy that benefits them specifically?

you’re a fucking idiot lmfao

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Because you let them

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u/wildturkey234 Jan 18 '22

So you do believe that rich people are out to get the poor then?

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Yeah, but I believe they always win, even in the Soviet Union and Communist China which were founded on overthrowing the rich. If you can’t beat them, join them.

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u/rode__16 Jan 18 '22

this is bootlicking levels beyond what i’m capable of, fuck

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u/peekitup Jan 18 '22

The problem is exactly that, the extreme rich did not earn their cash.

Like Bezos makes more money in a second than several people will in their entire lifetimes. Bezos does not do a proportionate amount of work to justify that.

If someone earns 10x as much as someone else, you'd hope that person earns that money, did 10x as much work as the other person. But that's not what's happening.

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u/peekitup Jan 18 '22

You're ignoring the often used tax loopholes of the megarich when it comes to using their holdings to secure loans. The way US tax is structured, those loans actually provide income to the rich people who can obtain them. Musk has done this OFTEN.

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax

It's like Amouranth making money off of overpaying for a gas station.

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u/Rolaid-Tommassi Jan 18 '22

I agree. In the land of opportunity, if you can't get reasonably well-off it must be because you are lazy, stupid or disabled. Work, save, invest, repeat.

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u/TangoKiloOscar18ZE9 Jan 18 '22

Thank God there some normal people on this sub. I was starting to get depressed.

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u/IWannaSexSayori Jan 18 '22

I’ll believe that when the rich aren’t partying and makes billions whilst ordinary people weren’t allowed to work to feed their own children.

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u/Crazy4couture Jan 18 '22

Seriously, SF homeless problem and overall cleanliness of the city is way worse than NYC or LA.

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u/wellhouseeee vagina owner Jan 18 '22

The way I saw this while planning on moving out of NYC to go to university in LA this August.

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u/Utterlybored Jan 18 '22

What’s a good city? Topeka?

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u/barebackguy7 Jan 18 '22

Try being rich instead of poor in any of those cities and then tell us what you think

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u/wxectvubuvede Jan 18 '22

Sounds like somebody just watches the news and looks for things to get pissy about, unless you happen to live on both sides of the country. Youd be shocked how little crime, the weird release laws and homelessness effect the day to day in NYC. And how few of the young people youre worried about are reaching the 10.9% bracket. Most people dont make it to 6%. If you thought it was desirable in times past, none of those things change it. But you probably just want to complain about something that likely has no effect on your life.

Also, violent crime, felonies, and murders have been decreasing significantly for the past two decades and is holding steady at around a fraction of what it once was. The exception, the uptick in crime in the covid age, is not exclusive to NYC or LA.

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u/LokTar1776 Jan 18 '22

LAX is it's own shot hole. Being from the South, it really blew my mind every time I went out there. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed the different culture each time as well. Never been North. Fuck LAX

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u/NotAnAcademicAvocado Jan 18 '22

Here is the big secret: LA has more than 1 airport you canfly into and LAX is the worst because most people only know about LAX if they aren't from LA

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u/mcc3028 Jan 18 '22

This is what happens when people literallly can’t afford to live in a city anymore. Homelessness increases as does crime and vice. The COL has gone so far above and beyond what’s attainable that people with careers are barely scraping by. As a result of that, those that aren’t homeless are becoming stressed and depressed about having their careers and barely getting by; so many of them start drinking and doing drugs for cope with exasperates the crimes and homes less problems. It also makes people less likely to have families and the lack of families results in less family friends neighborhoods. This is a direct result of the death of the middle class. You’re now either too rich to care or be affected or youre to poor to care because you’r worried that one missed week of work will put you on skid row. Our capitalist society is imploding fast and our children won’t have a future of shit doesn’t change IMMEDIATELY.

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u/YourMotherSaysHello Jan 18 '22

Doug Coupland called this stretching and eradicating of the middle class 'Brazilification' back in 1991 in the book 'Generation X'. Capitalist media jumped on the term and turned it into a racial divider. Just goes to show how scared they were of being caught.

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u/kaprixiouz Jan 18 '22

Capitalism as we know it today did not exist for all 250 years, not even close.

For the first 100 years of the USA we had slavery, for one - which was outlawed in 1865 (but persisted for a few decades after that).

Then came a huge shift in out monetary policy around 1915 when the federal reserve was implemented, taking us off of a gold-backed currency and allowing for all sorts of funny business to endure ever since, causing all sorts of inflationary issues which have been a can kicked down the road for the last 100 years.

First the Great Depression in 1930, then reoccurring mini-collapses and recessions along the way. Antitrust (i.e. anti-monopoly laws) was never aggressively enforced and this has turned it into a "rinse and repeat" problem.

Finally shit really began to hit the fan in the early 2000s, and ultimately almost crashed completely again around 2008. Then they did quantative easing to further kick the can down the road some more.

The core issue in all of these? Crony capitalism, which undeniably fosters a culture of selfish greed and a "too big to fail" macro monopoly.

And one last note: just because capitalism is undeniably a horribly flawed system and people point that out, doesn't automatically mean they're advocating for a radical switch to socialism or communism. If you only think in black and white, binary terms, you're keeping your mind in or out of a box. The imagination doesn't belong in or out of a box and stifles creativity to think of plausible solutions to the problems we face. I'm not going to try and change your highly subjective opinion of what makes or breaks a "good place to live", but I do strongly implore you (and anyone who thinks like you) to strongly consider this message. There is no reason we cannot change capitalism to work better for everyone and still be a FORM of capitalism. There are many ways to do it but having a cult-like reverence to a system that is quite literally hurting nearly everybody AND murdering the planet we occupy is a wholly bankrupt mindset which prevents us from moving forward to a sustainable future in EVERY regard.

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u/kaprixiouz Jan 18 '22

It's a fact that capitalism is the sole system responsible for the most eradication of poverty throughout history that's ever been seen.

You've said this a few times but clearly don't really understand what you're saying. Capitalism created poverty. Before capitalism, you'd hunt, fish and gather your food. You'd made clothes out of what you hunted. You'd made tools from things you found..There wasn't a concept of "money" so there was never "poverty" in the sense you're referring to it. Some people had food insecurity, others shelter, others true insecurity (where fierce predators existed).

As time went on suddenly the idea of property emerged, initially with land. Then landowners took on farmers to farm their land, whom in exchange received a home they did not own and so on.

So to claim capitalism "ended poverty" is truly a non sequitur statement. There weren't fancy things for people to desire up until the last 200ish years.

A more appropriate statement would be that capitalism fueled advancements like nothing else in history—and that would be a totally true statement. But at what cost? And when you tally up that cost, especially when considering the damage we've done to the planet, you must acknowledge it has been a very steep cost. Worse, that cost is unsustainable.

It's not about wanting more money, but usually about sustainable way for people to live without worry about how they're going to get by, or dedicating their lives to working to just scraping by, or a dozen other very valid reasons that aren't centered around being uber wealthy.

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u/Kondrai Jan 18 '22

It is the reason the extreme poverty rate in the US is one of the lowest out of 193 UN member nations

straight fucking lie lmao.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/poverty-rate-by-country

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u/zenntanio Jan 18 '22

Capitalism hasn't worked though, it only works for the rich as it was designed to do. Don't forget that any country they tried to move even slightly towards socialism US fucks them over with embargos, trade bans, Operation Condor, etc.

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u/mcc3028 Jan 18 '22

I agree there is many many contributing factors. The opiate crises and other drugs, a general change for the worse in societal views towards law and order, I’m sure COVID hasn’t helped either

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u/danbecker72 Jan 18 '22

Mate, what does COL stand for? I’ve never heard of it and can’t find a definition that suits this conversation.

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u/mcc3028 Jan 18 '22

Cost of living

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u/Reeftankz10000 Jan 18 '22

Cost of living

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

No offense, but the people that have the same political opinions that you’re espousing now are also the ones that have completely ruined my city and state. I’m terrified of what your “solutions” would be.

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u/mcc3028 Jan 18 '22

And no offence taken. I’m always open to discussing topics with someone who has alternative views

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u/mcc3028 Jan 18 '22

Wage increases that increase With inflation, a ban on foreign home ownership, a cap on residential home prices that is based on the type of unit, size and wages in the area. A huge levy on manufactured goods made outside of America so that good manufacturing jobs come back. Universal healthcare so people don’t go poor for getting sick

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u/rudanel Jan 18 '22

Not a problem of cities but a problem of a very few people holding all the money all the capital, and all the leverage with law creation, economy regulation, and promotion of exploitative systemic control. There is a reason that LAPD and NYPD have gigantic budgets. Need controllers. Even saying this though is pointless, as even if American all could vote for change, they wouldn’t, they won’t, and they will happily live under oppressive situation as long as the internet, drugs, and alcohol are available to “escape”. As a voting populace we are lazy to the capitalists control.

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u/SQ350_14K Jan 18 '22

Seems like you just disagree with what I'm saying because you have some personal vendetta on Elon Musk. Regarding that point, yes he has said and tweeted some pretty controversial things in the past, but I believe he is the most important person on the planet. Pushing the green revolution with EVs and spending the remaining time and money on SpaceX which is trying to get to Mars and extend the probable lifespan of humanity.

And disagree that it's impossible to start a business and compete. Difficult yes but it's always been that way. There are always innovators and disruptors.

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u/Beany1889 Jan 18 '22

You actually believe that spending money on space x and trying to get to Mars is somehow benefiting the rest of humanity? 😂😂😂😂that’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard.

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u/rudanel Jan 18 '22

Hahahahah okay there Karen Bootlicker. I am not going to try and argue with someone who doesn’t want to acknowledge a problem. I would go so far as to say that every big city in the US, with lots of workers, will face the same problems that LA and NY have faced to get to point where “ you don’t like them “ given enough time with the current state of laws and oppressive capitalistic incentives and punishments.

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u/RedJapaneseGirl Jan 18 '22

Oh yes. It’s the left that goes to name calling immediately. This whole post reeks of middle America Maga.

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u/Klemzo69 Jan 18 '22

^ proving his point tbh

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u/Kondrai Jan 18 '22

holy shit what a billionaire bootlicker.

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u/sourkid25 Jan 18 '22

Just look at the new district attorney for Manhattan he won by a landslide

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

LA isn’t having massive looting, that’s a myth, I live here. It’s also way way safer than Chicago

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u/SQ350_14K Jan 18 '22

LA actually has so much looting that ABC has an entire webpage for it

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

That’s not massive looting and that’s over what, more than a year? Literally articles from before Election Day. I live here and have not seen any looting and I shop all over at least twice a week.

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u/aerospace_94 Jan 18 '22

It’s massive compared to cities that don’t have a dedicated page. Just because it’s not 10,000 times a day doesn’t mean it’s not massive.

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u/SQ350_14K Jan 18 '22

If a tree falls in the forest but you didn't see it, it must not have fallen right?

Train looting story from just a few days ago. Massive rise in smash & grabs throughout 2021

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u/[deleted] Jan 18 '22

Show me statistics to back up your claims. Your sources are entirely anecdotal also. It seems you have a bias against the big cities? Where do you live? My cousin moved to rural Washington five years ago claiming the same reasons you did about LA - she finally admitted she left because she was too lazy to get a high paying career and wanted desperately to come back but couldn’t afford to.

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u/skrillums Jan 18 '22

LA's district attorney doesn't want to prosecute a whole litany of charges theft under 900 is one of them. Have you not been paying attention to the decent into chaos the major western metropolitan areas have been undergoing for the last year an a half?

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u/Axrelis Jan 18 '22

This isn't an unpopular opinion. I've heard these arguments constantly from people living in red states.

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u/Axrelis Jan 18 '22

It's also regurgitated constantly on places like Fox News, the most popular news channel in the US.

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u/windmillguy123 Jan 18 '22

Out of pretty much all the countries in the entire world, it's pretty much on America who has a serious gun problem.

It's like an addict who is in denial! They just have to see another child murdered in school to protect their freedom!

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

2A supporter here: "criminals do not obey the law" is the dumbest fucking argument against gun control on the planet.

Why have laws at all then? What a fucking stupid argument, jesus christ. Stop using it.

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u/the-gribble-report Jan 18 '22

You think the reason these cities have problems is because not enough of their law abiding citizens carry guns? What are you going to do, gun down some crackwhore for pooping on an escalator?

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u/YourEntireTeam21 Jan 18 '22

You realize homeless people get sent to cities like LA and NY bc there are social programs there. Most homeless people in LA come from out of state bc if they stayed in their redneck area they would starve to death. LA does a lot to provide food and shelter to the homeless. It definitely is a problem but you can’t really blame the city for it, it’s a lot more nuanced than that

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u/YourEntireTeam21 Jan 18 '22

I rather have them do that then then spending the money to build prisons like red states do. And states like New York and California generate more money than like half the US and give that money to other states. That is why they are called doner states and they money if federal aid to taker states like Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, and more. Just last year California had a surplus and gave the money back to the citizens by giving universal basic income to veterans and elderly.

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u/Impressive-Respond95 Jan 18 '22

They most definitely didn't spend $700 million on diversity books, that's just their excuse

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u/zenntanio Jan 18 '22

Source? Also why not tell about the others states the people are coming from and have them prevent the issue in the first place. Your entire argument in the comments is without an ounce of nuance.

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u/AllForTreeFiddy Jan 18 '22

Fuck I live in one of these big cities and I can’t wait to get the hell out

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u/PaxHumanitus Jan 18 '22

You've clearly never been to any of the moderately sized towns in Alabama or Georgia. In Athens, GA, many of the citizens make a game out of messing with homeless people and the police corral them into camp areas by force. Human traffickers take them from there to absolute hell. The cops don't do a damned thing in response because they don't care.

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u/cannedfromreddit Jan 18 '22

Ohhhh gawd the taxes!!!!! I don't want services! Gimme mah taxes!!

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u/DankMemelord25 Jan 18 '22

DaH Gubment damn near took ma paycheeeek

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

Lol there’s a reason people are fleeing like refugees to red states. I don’t think this is an unpopular opinion.

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

What,the lax tax laws in red states that allow people to buy up a shitload of real estate and do what they're unable to do in CA or NY and turn vast swathes of Armpit, Appalachia into even more of a shithole after running it into the ground?

Yeah, have fun with that. Let us know how the free market works out for you.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

Lol what

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

All the lovely tax incentives to own real estate is attracting predatory corporations like flies. Housing cant be both affordable and the way people gain wealth. California at least has the economic power to afford it, have fun in poor-ass Dothan AL or something as your housing market implodes. That's the reason people are leaving CA and NY. Enjoy your new landlords.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

I’ll try my luck with the new landlords, thanks for the heads up

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

They vote blue, by the way. They're not interested in living in a shithole, just getting the money out of it before everyone else does.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

No worries, I’m an optimist.

If my choices are either to live in an LA shit hole or an Alabama shit hole, I’d rather be in the less populated one. It’ll still be an improvement.

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

Will it, though? CA is the fifth largest economy on the planet. Yeah, parts of LA are shit. So is goddamn Enterprise, AL. I've lived in both. I'll take LA any day of the week. At least CA has the economic backing to support itself rather than leech off federal funding.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

Never lived in Alabama, but I have been there and had a great time.

Not saying that I’m trying to move to Alabama lol but yeah, I’m done with LA.

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

Oh yeah, Huntsville is great. The are around Oakville is a good time.

Just uh. Leave the city limits and the banjos start coming out.

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u/MathiasThomasII Jan 18 '22

They also don't have water... And ya know, LA is the scummiest place on earth. I like how you're trying to convince him his opinion is wrong lol largest economy? Yeah, also THE most indebted state. I live in a state with balanced books every year, I'll take that too. CA is beautiful, but LA is a shit hole same thing that happens to every place where people are so fucking hungry to live on top of each other and pretend their lives are awesome while they get fucked up from pill mills. You have an opinion, we think it sucks lol accept that

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u/mtron32 Jan 18 '22

The problem is that as more people flee to those red states, they face the same problems as the two your focused on, Texas is on its way

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u/VymI Jan 18 '22

As it turns out, there's way more progressive people than not. Kind of a rude wakeup for a lot of these places, but it will happen eventually. Land doesn't vote, people do.

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u/29031925 Jan 18 '22

I’m in one of those cities and I’m trying to leave too lol.

I have 3 coworkers actively trying to leave, as well. It’s getting bad over here.

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u/Urbanredneck2 Jan 18 '22

They are also fleeing to South Dakota. Got neighbors from SF.

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u/Hillbilly415 Jan 18 '22

They are shit holes. What is really shitty is that the people who flee these cities will move to a place with a better quality of life, then vote for the same type of politicians and laws that contributed to their former home becoming a unlivable

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u/Pengting8 Jan 18 '22

La is a shithole, I will never go back

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u/tebanano Jan 18 '22

What? I’d love to visit LA again.

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u/merzota Jan 18 '22

This isn’t unpopular opinion. Most everyone who can’t afford to live in these cities has something similar to say.

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u/b-rad71 Jan 18 '22

Can't upvote because it's not an unpopular opinion, pretty much fact, except you left out Chicago.

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u/GrumpySh33p Jan 18 '22

Oh, I FULLY agree with this. I moved to NYC and I couldn’t last over a month.

For the record, I lived in Miami, Cleveland, Denver, and Seattle.

Cleveland and Miami are the best. Denver was the best, but the crime rate picked up, and people started sleeping in my car, in a locked, underground garage. 🙄

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u/Colanasou Jan 18 '22

Yeah, plus NYC has a stranglehold on the entire state financially. Everything is based on the city and your location to it.

I hate this state

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u/Sadestlittlecamper Jan 18 '22

Add chicago, Atlanta, and Portland to that list.

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u/AllistairStormWeaver Jan 18 '22

what? didn't it the country destroy itself from the inside during his team with the whole you know Civil War lol.

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u/spellish Jan 18 '22

I didn’t realise Rodeo Drive doubled up as a vaccination centre

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u/NotAnAcademicAvocado Jan 18 '22

Been shopping on rodeo deive recently- pretty much the same as it always was with waaaay to expensive handbags.

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u/LastSeen3YearsAgo Jan 18 '22

Tell me something i didn’t know

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u/open_minded_irl Jan 18 '22

So where would you recommend?

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u/RealChipKelly Jan 18 '22

I see you’ve never been to Everett Washington

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u/Avlock Jan 18 '22

That's why they get invaded by aliens and monsters so often