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February 20, 2008

Sin and the city

Perhaps they ought to add stupidity to the list of deadly sins, because this is a truly stupid article.

Forbes looks at proxies to determine the top ten cities suffering from each of the vices. Avarice? Check the cities with the most individual fortunes per capita. Lust? Try condom and contraceptive purchases at grocery and drug stores.

You get the idea.

Even one that makes sense -- wrath, based on the cities' murder rates -- is trivial. Why not just say we're running an article about the cities with high murder rates?