The problems of Connecticut, this author believes, parallel those of Nigeria, which are described by Chinua Achebe in The Trouble with Nigeria. Both places may be considered dirty, callous, ostentatious, and dishonest. The causes of these and other defects are also similar: unusually large disparities in living standards, high cost of living, localism, and lack of leadership. In Connecticut, gross inequities in taxation seem to intermingle with and reinforce all these roots of unpleasantness.
Long, Kenneth J.
"The Trouble with Connecticut,"
New England Journal of Public Policy: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol12/iss1/4