I am off to Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow and I am driving there. Once you would have needed a directory to do this. Now you check out Google Maps to work out how to get there without driving through Chicago (I’d love to go there, but I am warned about being stuck in traffic). The question is whether you can get wireless access out on the highway.
Aside from the Democrat primaries, the major talking point in the U.S. this week is whether the United States is losing ground in the global economy. This is different to the question of whether or not the U.S. economy is in recession (or ‘slowdown’ as GWB prefers to put it), but is rather about whether the U.S. is losing the competitive race against the emergent economies of East Asia and the Middle East, and indeed to Europe.
Two triggers to this
Readers of this blog would know that I have made the trip from Australia to the United States. That means a 13 hour flight (16 hours of flying if you count the connecting domestic flight), and that means you need a big book.
Last time I did this flight I read Bill Clinton’s autobiography. As you might have gathered, that wasn’t going to be my book of choice this time. This time I picked Dominic Sandbrook’s White Heat: A History of