The best worst place to be

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It’s fashionable now to bash San Francisco: “Inauthentic,” “unlivable” and “self-important” are just a few of the unflattering words used to describe the city in recent media accounts. But maybe it’s just a case of urban envy. Sure it’s expensive, but with its wealth, political power, culture and natural beauty, how bad could it really be to reside in the City by the Bay? Zocalo Public Square commentator Joe Mathews takes on the doubters in his own inimitable style.



Joe Mathews