Long ago, when John Howard was Prime Minister of Australia, I looked at Oz with a jealous eye. They had good economic growth, low unemployment, balanced budgets, low debts, and sun. A whooooole lot of sun.
But then I met Adam Piggott and I knew a report from an Agent in the Field was infinitely better than all the EIU, OECD, and IMF reports I'd read across the other side of the globe. Which is interesting, because the man is leaving Australia for Europe.
Definitely worth the read if Oz was on your list of Plan B's for America as it's turned into a 2nd world diversity affirmative action circus.
The essay is almost done and writing will return to a normal schedule soon.