"All of us like to know and be part of the best places, whether this be restaurants, hospitals, colleges, golf courses, or whatever, so we rank them. These range from the international, where we rank levels of corruption by countries, to the local, where we rate the best clam shacks. And though we may not agree with some of the rankings, we find most of them useful in terms of making connections with places we know."
Smolski, Chester, "Without Jobs, R.I.'s Place on Livibility Lists is Weak" (1997). Smolski Texts. 244.