Survey: Washington DC, Detroit, New York Among The Worst-Run Cities In U.S.

We haven’t been to all of these cities, however large cities in the US almost always have deep cultures of cronyism.We know for a fact that DC, New York, Detroit, and San Fransisco do.

High taxes, high regulation, extensive local government, these are what define much of urban America and it is a shame.

Consider also that Baltimore and Chicago are not in the top 10 “worst run cities” and it gives one some perspective.

(From CBS Detroit)

Washington D.C. may be the nation’s capitol, but a new survey is also calling it the “worst-run” city in America.

Personal finance website WalletHub has released its rankings for the worst big cities in the country and found that several high-profile places are at the bottom of the list when it comes to city management and operating efficiency.

Here are the 10 worst-run cities according to WalletHub’s July 9 release:

  • Washington D.C.

  • Detroit, Mich.

  • New York City, N.Y.

  • San Francisco, Calif.

  • Gulfport, Miss.

  • Oakland, Calif.

  • Chattanooga, Tenn.

  • Flint, Mich.

  • Cleveland, Ohio

  • Hartford, Conn.

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