Beautiful New London
I remember seeing something about this earlier this week (Ninme commented about it somewhere, but right now I'm too lazy to go find it), but when I saw that The Sub Report had linked to an article about New London, CT, being the "most favorable city in the country based on an analysis of living costs and average pay" in the country. For those of us who've been there, obviously it seemed like something was out of place; I mean, New London might not be an armpit along the lines of say, Pawtucket or Olongapo, but it's still pretty crappy. Then I saw this disclaimer in the article:
"The analysis did not consider quality-of-life issues such as school systems, weather, infrastructure and culture."
That explains it...