Sunday, December 5, 2010

We're in Trouble Now: Washington Ranked 3rd Brainiest City in US

Washington, DC, is the third brainiest city in the USA, according to a recent study in which a "brainpower index" was created based on the percentage of the population with advanced degrees.

Taking first position: Boulder, Colorado. In second place: Ann Arbor, MI.

And how are the three brainiest cities in the country doing?

#1. Boulder, ranked by Chris Palko of The Daily Caller as "the best university-based setting for liberals," takes its lead from the University of Colorado, which entices students with such offerings as "endless ways to get involved with local and global causes."

#2. Ann Arbor, another college town, is not without its own contributions to society, especially focused on the development of radical anti-war and counterculture organizations, including the radical Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), whose parent organization was the Intercollegiate Socialist Society.

#3. Washington voters gave 92.5% of their votes to Barack  Obama.


  1. Very sad. Washington may be brainy but the people who reside there sure don't have any common sense.

  2. Considering our ex-Constitutional Law Professor thinks we have 58 states, I would say this study wrongly assumes that a degree means you are intelligent or "brainy".

  3. @teresa: You hit the nail right on the head. University degrees certainly are not awarded for common sense. It would be kind of fun, though, if a common sense degree or certification were available. A lot of eyes would pop when lib academics found out who the high-scorers in that department really are.

    @fleeceme: Right. I should have put quotes around the word brainiest. My bad!