Unemployment (as of Dec): National- 9.7 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area- 10.1 Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas California: ~12% So their unemployment is lower than the state average and only slightly higher than the national average. They have universal preschool for those who wish to send their children, universal healthcare, and universal after school programs for youth. Healthy San Francisco: They boast California's highest performing urban school district. They put salad bars in the schools to encourage healthful eating and a healthy populace. http://www.parks.sfgov.org/site/upl...icy_reports/SaladBarProgramFinalReport609.pdf Paid sick leave is mandated Employers' Perspectives on San Francisco's Paid Sick Leave Policy The crime rate is the lowest in a decade. Now, it's not perfect. Like most cities in the current economy, their arew budget cuts to be made and I strongly disagree with their sanctuary city policies. Overall, however... I'm not seeing how 'San Francisco Values' are necessarily so evil.