Posts tagged ‘USA’

How Americans Treat Their Soldiers

A few months ago, I was on a flight between two American cities. I was at the front of the economy class cabin, and watched as…

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Do We Have Proms in Canada (and Was There a DJ at Yours)?

I was just out for a walk, and I listened to a recent episode of This American Life. It was about prom night, and excellent as…

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Great News: Americans Are Giving Up Golf

According to the New York Times, Americans are leaving golf courses in droves: The total number of people who play has declined or remained flat each…

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Understanding the American Sub-Prime Crisis

You’ve no doubt heard about the American sub-prime mortgage crisis, its impact on the American and global economies, and the dreary outlook for 2008. I’m certainly…

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On Irish and American Customer Service

My Irish friend Sarah recently wrote a post about a trip to the USA, and the stark difference between customer service in Ireland and stateside: In…

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Why is Finland’s Education System the Best in the World?

That’s the question posed by yet another great BBC radio documentary, entitled Top of the Class. There’s a ton of fascinating insights, some of them pretty…

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