Latest Forbes List – San Jose Greediest City

San Jose City HallAccording to a new list compiled by Forbes, San Jose ranks #1 in the list of greediest cities. I’m not sure what criteria was used to rank each city. To be fair, Forbes identified Silicon Valley as a city, which includes the cities of San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara.

Personally, it doesn’t suprise me one bit. Living in San Jose most of my life, I’ve definitely noticed a change in both the city and its people… in a not so positive light. A few of my friends and co-works have commented on what we figured was a sense of self-entitlement with people in the area… ironically, we all work in technology — whose generalized affluence helped give San Jose the not-so-flattering title.

Read Forbes Americas Greediest Cities for a complete list.

4 Comments so far

  1. Joann Landers (joannlanders) on April 1st, 2008 @ 11:02 am

    San Jose has the second highest high school graduation rate in the nation. Could it be because we have greedy students? In this case is greed a good thing?


  2. Victor Solanoy (vsolanoy) on April 1st, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

    If that’s the same study I looked at — we’re second when considering San Jose Unified exclusively. We drop to near bottom if ranked by metropolitan centers… if I’ve read the report correctly.

    See the report.


  3. Joann Landers (joannlanders) on April 1st, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

    How about greedy is good for the economy?


  4. SOOZ (sooz) on April 7th, 2008 @ 8:46 pm

    What city is last on the Greedy List?



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