Oppressive Cold and Oppressive
Beer, lots of Beer
Milwaukee is another example of urban blight in America
and failed industrial cities.
Like Camden and Buffalo, Milwaukee faces the ravages of
high unemployment and a high poverty level. Burnt out buildings and
abandoned factories dot the landscape.
They also have lousy weather. Although three out of the
four major American Brewing companies that called Milwaukee home have closed
down, thanks to Miller, the oh so sweet smell of brewers yeast and hops does
still fill the air reminding residents and visitors alike that the best
thing you can do in Milwaukee is just get drunk.
Milwaukee Has Nation's Second-Worst
Unemployment Rate, Study Shows
10/17/2007 -- A new survey shows Milwaukee is
runner-up when it comes to unemployment in the nation's largest cities.
According to a study out of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, eight
percent of Milwaukee residents either working, or looking for work, said
they couldn't find a job in August. Only Detroit -- at 15.1 percent -- was
The study's author said the number reflects the city's low rate of college
graduates and a high degree of segregation. Some job seekers said they find
mistakes made in their past play a major role in being unable to find
"It reflects on me now, even though I may have paid my debts to society, or
did what I had to do to clean up and be a better person, but it's still
there," said job-seeker Tarrance Collins, Sr.