Being the value seeker I am, I recently took advantage of the strong Australian dollar to spend my holidays in the USA. Or perhaps I should narrow that down; I visited New York and San Francisco, hardly a representative sample of life in that vast country. There was little evidence of a poor economy in either city, let alone the heartbreaking stories referred to in the recent Director’s Cut, The sense in the never-ending.
I was on leave, so I was deliberately trying not to think about work. But it’s impossible not to notice some of the differences—or the similarities—between Australia and the USA. Here are some of my observations.