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The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

The Good and Bad About St. Louis

I know a young man who is a physician and has finished his fellowship in Boston. He is considering jobs across the country but would not consider one in St. Louis because of the crime rate, and general conservative attitude of the area. I can understand the attitude of he and his wife. I wonder, what did Pittsburgh do right to be considered a hot city. For many years I considered it much like St. Louis but now it is considered one of the most desirable cities in the country in which to live.

The crime is driving the negative attitudes toward St. Louis. There are so many positive aspects to the community. Affordable housing and great neighborhoods, short commutes, great cultural attractions, Resturant’s, professional sports. We could have it all if we got crime under control. Written by Paul Dribin

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