CANADA vs AUSTRALIA Канада
CANADA vs AUSTRALIA Канада
Австралия лучше Канады
практически во всем.
Если есть возможность —
Ответ (как оказалось) знающего человека
на мой вопрос на каком-то форуме, года 2-3 назад.
Cорри за избитую тему, но позвольте и мнe внести свои 5 копеек, пока свежа память. А может, кому и пригодится.
Ну вот, приехал я с ‘exploratory visit to Australia” . Cпасибо за интересные беседы и обмен мнениями Андрею из Аделаиды и Дмитрию из Мельбурна. Также, хочу заранее попросить прощения у некоторых людей за излишнее сопоставление Австралии и Канады в отдельных моих прошлых постах на форуме
Страны разные. И лично мне больше понравилось в Австралии, куда, скорее всего, в течение года и переберусь. Хотя, мнение это сугубо личное, и основано скорее на “сердце”, чем на “уме”. Жил бы умом, остался бы жить в Канаде, и радовался бы, как любой китаец, тут живущий. (Всем пацакам надеть толерантные намордники и радоваться и думать, что Торонто – лучший в мире город в лучшей в мире стране)
По прибытию меня приятно удивил контингент людей, прибывающих в Сидней, а также людей в аэропорту Сиднея, кои были в основном европейцами. (Когда прибываешь в Торонто, думаешь, что ты приехал в Пакистан, ну или в Шри Ланку на худой конец)
Вообще весь уклад жизни в Австралии здорово отдает Европой и Англией в частности. Сидней вообще на мой взгляд напоминает европейский город узкими улочками и обилием туристов. Великолепный город, что называется, покоривший с первого взгляда.
Далее, “most European city of Australia” Мельбурн, на мой взгляд, таким не оказался. В отличие от Сиднея, это скорее “канадско-американский” город с тупыми высотными коробками в центре и типичными одно-2х этажными домами за его чертой. Что выгодно отличает его от Торонто, так это более эффективная система общественного транспорта, намного меньшее количество многоквартирных домов, и процентов на 85 белое европейское население со всеми вытекающими. Кому как, а мне приятнее слышать хотя бы тупое “euro-tehno” вместо черного рэпа в CD-stores, видеть одетых в t-shirts с надписью “Cinderella” юношей и девушек вместо обдолбаных негров в идиотских рэперских штанах с карманами до земли и дурацких кепках задом наперед.
Аделаида, как мне показалось — наиболее типично «чисто австралийский» город из увиденных. Неплохой такой городок, чувствуется, удобный для жизни, хотя, пожалуй, череcчур небольшой и провинциальный на мой личный взгляд.
Итак, резюмируем (намеренно не вдаваясь в такие дебри как анализ рынка труда, а просто за жизнь) :
То, что на сугубо мой взгляд лучше в Австралии:
1. Более «Английско — Европейский» уклад жизни.
2. Значительно меньше пресловутой «diversity » и «multiculchuralisma » .
3. Более продуманная иммиграционная политика, а значит негры и другие потенциально криминогенные элементы в крайне незначительном количестве. (К сожалению в Сиднее данные элементы отчасти заменяются преслоBутыми «лебами».
4. Чуствуется что коренные австралы не любят «цветных» иммигрантов и любят иммигрантов белых — чувствовалось и проскакивало в разговорах.
5. Население обладает чувством собственного достоинства и самосознания и готово защищать свои интересы, пусть и с кулаками (события в Сиднее)
6. Крайне мало бомжей и чокнытых на улицах. Бомжи обычно тихо спят. Не видел попрошаек-тинейджеров.
7. Многие продовольственные супермаркеты работают допоздна, многие до 7 утра, многие имеют вино-водочные отделы с таким же расписанием
8. Налог на продажи — 10% и уже включен в цену
1. Более высокие цены на товары 1-й необходимости — в среднем в 2-3 раза на еду и все что стоит дешевле 10-20 долларов..
2. В Сиднее — совершенно неподьемные цены на недвижимость и очень дорогой рент.
3. Несколько менее любезный народ (обычно арабского происхождения), хуже обслуживание в ресторанах (ну еще бы, чаевых-то не дают).
4. Многие небольшие магазины рано (в 4-5 часов дня) закрываются
5. Хуже, агрессивнее автомобильное движение, особенно в Сиднее
6. В Сиднее более загазованный воздух.
7. В Мельбурне присутствует «совок» в плане не совсем удобных (или отсутствующих)указателей названия улиц, указателей на ключевых станциях метро, отсутствие в продаже нормальных карт города (это и в Сиднее) Короче, приходится больше спрашивать народ на улицах.
8. В Сиднее присутствует «совок» в автобусном движении, вроде того что на остановке толпится и продолжает прибывать народ, а в автобусы водилы не пускают, мотивируя тем, что они уже полные. При этом другие, уже пустые автобусы радостно проезжают мимо остановки.
То, что на сугубо мой взгляд лучше в Канаде
1. Дешевые товары первой необходимости, дешевые еда и бензин.
2. Цены на жилье сравнимы с Мельбурновскими.
3. Народ с сфере обслуживания в среднем будет полюбезнее.
4. Многие небольшие corner stores работают круглосуточно.
5. Автомобильное движение более толерантное и уважительное, лучше держится дистанция, уступается пешеходам.
6. Воздух менее загазованный, чем в Сиднее
7. Как правило, исчерпывающая информация на всевозможных указателях и хорошие карты города доступны в любом corner store за 4 бакса
1. Американский уклад жизни.
2. Навалом «diversity » и «multiculturalisma »
3. Непродуманная иммиграционная политика — открытые ворота для разного рода «refugees » и прочего дерьма.
4. Представителям “небелой” части населения — преимущество при приеме на работу и учебу и другие привилегии как представителям «visible » «»minorities «» (которое в Торонто уже превысило «majority » )
5. Местному населению п.4. не нравится, но оно имеет в силу ряда причин очень слабое национальное самосознание, погрязло в политкорректности и не желает (или у него не хватает guts) бороться за свои права.
6. Бомжей и идиотов на улицах хватает, причем и те и другие порой себя ведут агрессивно, суя под нос прохожим чашечки из-под кофе клянча при этом «any change » и выкрикивая непристойности соответственно. Хватает в определенных местах беспризорных/чокнуто-облолбаных тинейджеров, опять же активно попрошайничающих.
7. Полусухой закон — пиво, вино и ликеры только в специальных магазинах, которые открываются в 10 утра и закрываются в 8-9 вечера. По праздникам (умно придумано — сил нет!) не работают вообще.
8. Налог на продажу — 15% набавляется сверх цены уже на кассе, когда покупаешь приходится всегда заниматься дурацким устным счетом эти 15% прибавляя к цене.
В заключение хотелось бы сказать что данное сравнение проводилось на примере в основном Торонто с Канадской стороны и Сиднея/Мельбурна с Австралийской. Разумеется в защиту Канады можно добавить, что Торонто — это не вся Канада, это скорее город, аналогичный Нью-Йорку в том плане, что его сдали иммигрантам. Отcюда и многие проблемы. Во многох менее крупных городах в том же южном Онтарио, таких как Китченер, Берлингтон, Кеймбридже, многох проблем нет, как нет впрочем и болbших возможностей в плане трудоустройства
Короче, каждый волен делать свои выводы. Я свой сделал
Australia vs Canada Immigration
Australia and Canada are two main destinations for people thinking about immigrating to a new country. Both are great countries, especially for immigrants, but to make it easier for you we have compared them side by side to help you choose a path for your new life. A major factor in choosing where to immigrate, is the immigration system itself! We’ve therefore compared the Australian Skilled visa system with the Canadian Skilled Worker program!
We have done a similar comparison for these countries business visas and can be seen here.
Please note this is a basic comparison of immigration programs between Canada vs Australia skilled visa programs, for your to understand which immigration program gives you better options! To assess your individual case please book a meeting here.
Skilled Worker Programs — Overview
Here we are going to compare two popular immigration programs: Australia’s Skilled Independent program (subclass 189) and Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program.
Both of these programs aim to attract high caliber applicants with skilled work experience, your education, English language ability and many more.
Neither of the programs require applicants to have a job offer or family or state sponsor.
These two immigration programs may be ideal for highly qualified skilled workers from any country, regardless of having a family or employer to sponsor them on these visas.
In both of the above visa programs you achieve permanent resident status. Permanent resident status allows you to stay in these countries indefinitely with a pathway to citizenship.
Both of these skilled migration programs are points-based systems to determine their eligibility and to select applicants.
A major difference in the Australian 189 visa to the Canadian Federal Skilled Worker program is that in to apply for the 189 visa you must have a positive skills assessment from a skills assessing authority to demonstrate your degree is comparable to an Australian degree and can potentially start practicing in Australia. In Canada you can do this after you enter the country.
On the other hand Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker program requires applicants to have at least 1 year of full-time, skilled work experience. Similar to Australia, Canada defines skilled work experience as any job at National Occupational Classification(NOC) Skill Level 0, A, or B.
Another difference is the occupations lists for both programs. The Australian occupations list for the skilled independent visa can be seen here.
Points System Comparison
Both programs are points based and to determine eligibility of applicants for immigration. They assign points for age, language proficiency, work experience, education, and factors such as study in respective countries, regional area work and more. In Australia, you must score a minimum of 65 points to be eligible, while Canada’s program requires a minimum of 67 points.
If you meet the minimum point’s requirement, you are eligible to submit your interest in the program. However, for both Australia and Canada simply meeting the minimum points requirement does not guarantee that you will be invited to apply and immigrate to these countries. In other words the pool mark for all General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa are 65 for Australia and 67 for Canada but the competitive nature of these visas, a pool mark does not guarantee an invitation to apply.
The application process for the Australian Skilled Independent Visa program is similar to Canada’s Express Entry system. Applicants who meet the minimum of 65 points must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the SkillSelect online system. Unlike Canada, Australia does not have a secondary points system, and uses its eligibility system to rank applicants against each another.
Australian immigration issues invitations once a month (on the 11th day of each month). Applicants with the highest ranking EOIs will be invited to apply. If multiple applicants have the same ranking score, the candidate whose occupation ceiling is not reached and their profile was submitted earlier will be prioritized. SkillSelect EOIs are valid for up to 2 years. If an EOI is not invited within 2 years, it will expire.
Occupation ceilings in the Australian Immigration system give an eligible occupation a maximum quota and if that quota is reached no other invitations in that occupation will be invited until the next year.
After receiving an invitation, an applicant is given 60 days to submit an application for Australian permanent residence to the Department of Home Affairs. If the application is is successful, they receive permanent resident status for themselves and any dependent family members (spouse/ de facto and children).
Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program runs within the Express Entry immigration system.
Completing an Express Entry profile is the first step to immigrate to Canada permanently as a federal skilled worker. You will need to complete an Express Entry profile and meet the minimum criteria to be accepted into the pool.
If you are interested in the Federal Skilled Worker stream, you will need to meet, at minimum, the pass mark of 67 points out of 100 on the Federal Skilled Worker grid.
If you are accepted into the Express Entry pool, you are not guaranteed to receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. An Invitation to Apply for permanent residence will be based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System.
The CRS score is a scoring system out of 1200 points and separate from the eligibility points grid. An Express Entry profile remains valid for up to 12 months, if the profile is not selected within 12 months the applicant must resubmit a new profile.
Approximately every two weeks, the Canadian government conducts an Express Entry draw, inviting the candidates in the pool with the highest CRS scores to submit official applications for permanent residence. If an applicant is successful, they receive permanent resident status for themselves, and dependent family members who were included on the application.
Processing Times & Cost
Australia’s Skilled Independent program costs $3755 AUD for the principal applicant, plus an additional $1875 AUD for a spouse or partner, and $945 AUD per child. Similar to Canadian immigration, Australian applicants would pay for translation, postage and miscellaneous costs.
Canada’s application fees are lower compared to Australian immigration but the processing time in both programs are similar.
Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker program charges total fees of $1040 CAD per adult applicant, plus an additional $150 per child. Though, applicants to Express Entry programs should be aware of the various other costs they can expect during the immigration process.
Canada’s Express Entry system shows processing of 80% of all applications within 6 months of receipt. Australia’s Independent Skills migration program states that 90% of applications are processed within 6 months of receipt.
Other Immigration Options
Both of these programs are intended for high-skilled workers and to address skill shortages without a connection to either Australia or Canada. If the applicant has ties to the country, for example they completed their studies in Australia or they have a job offer in Australia, then they may have additional options.
Australia, for example, also manages the 190 state sponsored visa or the 489 provisional skilled visa, another program within the skilled category which prioritizes foreign nationals with a state or family sponsor. As well, Canada has a host of Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) which select candidates who have a regional connection.
As well, Australia operates several immigration programs for employer sponsored programs who have a business to support their application. There are visas available to those with an employer nomination (482 TSS visa, 186 ENS visa, 187 RSMS visa), to those from certain regions, and for those with special skills.
If you would like to learn more about your own eligibility for Australian immigration, book a consultation or complete one of our free online assessments. One of our registered migration agents will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!
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Live coverage: USA vs. Canada from Australia
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Aug 26, 2020 8:47 AM ET
Donovan Mitchell and Team USA faced Canada in exhibition play on Monday.
With its 12-member roster finalized and one week until it opens preliminary group play at the 2020 FIBA World Cup in China, the USA Men’s World Cup Team has another opportunity to continue to fine-tune its Xs and Os. Its final exhibition game wrapped up this morning as USA defeated Canada, 84-68 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.
The U.S. team had little problem against Canada on Monday, using strong performances from Jaylen Brown (19 points) and Donovan Mitchell (12 points) to build a 20-9 first-quarter lead and 46-31 advantage by halftime. Mitchell delighted the crowd at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia with a buzzer-beating alley-oop slam to close out the first half.
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In the second half, Brown got hot and helped the United States build a sizable lead on Canada with a variety of jump shots and driving dunks. Center Khem Birch and forward Kyle Wiltjer were the bright spots for Canada, with Birch logging 13 points and six rebounds and Wiltjer adding 21 points off the bench.
In exhibition play, the USA defeated Spain 90-81 on Aug. 16 in Anaheim, California, and then at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, beat Australia 102-86 on Aug. 22 before falling to the host team 98-94 on Aug. 24. That last loss was one of the more shocking in recent USA Basketball history as it marked the first time in 13 years the U.S. lost a major international tournament or exhibition game.
American basketball fans most likely recognized Canada’s Khem Birch (Orlando Magic), Oshae Brissett (Toronto Raptors), Andrew Nembhard (University of Florida) and Duane Notice (G-League Raptors 905), because they play in the United States, but the eight other Canadians that rounded out the roster were experienced, international professionals as well.
A USA national squad last faced Canada in an exhibition game prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Gamess, a contest the Americans won 120-65 on July 25 in Las Vegas.
After a rest day on Aug. 27 and practice on Aug. 28, the USA will depart Sydney for Shanghai, China, where it will first play Czech Republic at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 1, followed by Turkey at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 3 and Japan at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Sept. 5.
Following three preliminary round games for each team, the top two teams from each group advance to second round groups and will play two more games. The top two teams from each of the four second round groups earn a berth into the quarterfinals on Sept. 10 or 11.
Here’s the buzz from the game as it took place early Monday morning on the East coast.
Twitter collection of latest from USA-Canada exhibition game:
Canada vs. Australia?
I was wondering if anyone with experiences in both Australia and Canada could give me a quick comparison. I’m considering a trip to Australia this summer and would like to know how it compares to what I’m used to. I’d like to be a little educated about it before I go.
I’m from T.O. here is the official comparison .
done by our very own statistics Canada. :
Statistics Canada announced that in the late 1990s Canada’s living standard grew at the same rate as Australia’s.
That achievement was significant given that the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said Australia had one of the «miracle economies» of the 1990s.
«From 1995 to 2000, gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Canada increased at an annual average rate of three per cent,» Stats Canada reported in December 2003. «This occurred despite a widening gap between the two countries in terms of labour productivity.»
Australian productivity rose at an average annual pace of 2.5 per cent during the five-year period, compared with 1.5 per cent in Canada.
«How could Canada increase its standard of living as fast as Australia, but be less productive?» the agency asked. «The answer is related primarily to differences in their labour markets.
«Canada’s performance in terms of the growth in its living standard comes largely from a significant increase in the growth of labour utilization, that is, the combination of higher average hours worked and a higher rate of employment relative to the total population.»
In 2001, GDP per capita in Canada was about $28,900, slightly higher than $28,300 in Australia.
Statistics Canada said the countries have many similarities that allow comparisons.
* Both countries are net importers of production technology. Machinery and transportation equipment represent about one-half of total imports of both countries. Both countries import the bulk of high-tech equipment from the United States.
* Both countries have abundant natural resources. Both countries are rich in natural resources such as iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, gold, lead, diamonds and natural gas.
The structure of these economies are dominated by the primary sector: 55 per cent of Australia’s exports are in the form of raw materials compared with 46 per cent for Canada.
Here is a comparison of Canada and Australia in other areas:
Canadians have more space to roam (9,220,970 sq. km) than Australians (7,617,930 sq. km) but the Australian climate is far more welcoming.
Australians live on the driest continent on Earth. Their country is generally arid to semi-arid, with a temperate setting in the south and east and a tropical one in the north. Canada’s climate, in contrast, varies from temperate in the south to sub-arctic and arctic in north.
While Canadians spend Christmas with Jack Frost nipping at their noses, Australians spend the holidays soaking up the sun. They can celebrate Christmas at the beach, just as they can go skiing in August. Down Under, the seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. But even in their winter, Australians enjoy blue skies and warm, bright days thanks to the Earth’s tilt.
Perhaps that’s why Australians live a little longer. Australians, on average, live 82.1 years, a few years longer than their Canadian counterparts (79.8).
If there’s strength in numbers, Canadians should take heart. There are more than 1½ times the number of Canadians (32,207,113) roaming the planet as Australians (19,731,984).
Most Canadians (66 per cent) are Caucasian as are most Australians (92 per cent). Though both countries are predominantly Christian, Canada’s largest denomination is Roman Catholic (46 per cent) while Australia’s is Anglican (26.1 per cent).
Australians are more literate than Canadians. The literacy rate Down Under is 100 per cent, three per cent higher than in Canada.
Law and government
Both the Canadian and Australian legal systems are based on English common law. Queen Elizabeth II is the official head of state in both countries and is represented by a governor general. Both Australia and Canada are parliamentary democracies headed by prime ministers.
Australia vs Canada
How does Australia compare to Canada?
- 0.4 years longer life expectancy at birth
How does Canada compare to Australia?
- 2.1x more forests
Which are the most popular comparisons?
The percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.
The country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.
The country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².
It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.
The percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.
The total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.
The average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.
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The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.
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The death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.
Generally, a lower median age is considered better because a younger population is healthier. However, countries with an extremely low median age are often facing socio-economic problems, especially poverty.
Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, but this becomes an issue if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2020.
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Life in Canada vs Australia is the question everyone asks themselves when they plan to immigrate to a new country. After a lot of research, we tried to summarize the reasons you should think about before taking the big decision. This is our personal opinion, please consider your priorities before deciding to get Canada PR or Australia PR.
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Australia vs. Canada
Damien Cave, our Australia bureau chief, shares insights on global news, local recommendations and feedback from readers in this weekly newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, sign up here .
O ne of the first things I noticed about Australia was the intensity of its competitive spirit. From sports to politics to multiplication tables, Australians jump into contests with gusto and smiles.
So how about a “commitment to journalism” contest, versus Canada?
When The New York Times accelerated its global expansion about a year ago, our bosses decided to focus on English-speaking countries where we already had growing audiences — chief among them, Canada and Australia.
They are, of course, very different places. Surfing and ice hockey are not compatible pastimes.
But both countries do share a Commonwealth history, and something new from The Times in the form of expanded coverage — and weekly newsletters.
Yes, folks, the Australia Letter has a counterpart: the Canada Letter, written by my colleague Ian Austen. It’s good, in a Northern Hemisphere kind of way; more straight vodka, less gin and tonic.
But anyway, here’s the challenge: Can we add more new subscribers to this newsletter than Ian can add to his Canada Letter?
This is the contest laid before us by one of our bosses, Jodi Rudoren.
It will be a slugfest, virtually, and yes, I am asking — begging really — for help. Because like many of you, I’m not much for losing.
Plus, honestly, so many of you have written me such thoughtful emails since I started this newsletter 35 weeks ago. There must be someone (or five to 10 people) who you think would enjoy it, too, right, maybe?
Now you probably want to know about prizes. Awards. They’re for winners, not participants, right?
Here’s the deal. The main prize, I’ll just be honest, is international bragging rights.
Somewhere in our New York headquarters there will be a chart that identifies the winner, and if we win, that chart will be taped on a wall where your favorite Times writers may see it on their way to the toilet. I’ll even get a photo to prove it.
Beyond that, I have one additional offer: The Australian who signs up the most people, and tells us about who they brought aboard by emailing us at email@example.com, will get a small prize package from our Australia bureau that includes tickets to a private event in Melbourne at the National Gallery of Victoria next month, and a handful of other items that will make you look literary with your friends.
The goal is to increase our readership as much as possible by New Year’s Day; we’ve got more than 25,000 subscribers now. Could we add 10,000 more? Can Australia add more readers than our friendly competitors in Canada? Can our growth outpace theirs?
Now let’s go get ’em.
Australia This Week
Yet again, it’s been a busy week:
• We sent a reporter to Alice Springs, where six peace activists were convicted of trespassing for their protests at Pine Gap, the controversial American spy base.
• Anti-Semitism in Australia is on the rise as the alt-right expands.
• The asylum seekers on Manus Island have been forced into a new phase of offshore detention.
• Parliament might want to consider some of these scholarly fixes for the dual citizenship fiasco.
• With Victoria passing an assisted dying law, Australia joins the Netherlands, Canada, Belgium, Colombia and Luxembourg in legalizing euthanasia.
• And Ben Mendelsohn steals the show in this profile of Hollywood’s character actors who have become leading men.
North Korea, Again
With North Korea firing a ballistic missile this week, it’s worth watching this documentary with Nick Kristof from inside the country.
It’s part of our new push into Opinion video, and as both an overview and a deeply reported argument, it suggests we’re all closer to war than we want to believe.
Sexual Misconduct Therapy?
Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others have pledged to go to therapy for help with their sexual compulsion issues, but there’s no clear treatment for that sort of thing, Ben Carey writes.
And what if the problem goes beyond an individual’s psychology? This Op-Ed argues that throughout history we’ve taken for granted “the implicit brutality of male sexuality,” and that now, more than ever, the nature of masculinity must be broadly discussed.
Perhaps it’s worth considering as another round of men — Don Burke, Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor are the latest examples — end up toppled by accusations of sexual misconduct?
Opinion | Selections
Eoin Coveney shows what the escape from Saigon in 1975 looked and felt like, in comic form.
Roger Cohen reports from Myanmar on Aung San Suu Kyi’s transformation from saint to politician.
Nicholas Burns and Ryan C. Crocker, widely respected senior American diplomats (Ambassador Crocker and I overlapped in Iraq), write that they are “ringing the village bell in alarm because Mr. Trump’s neglect of the State Department will harm our country at an already dangerous time.”
… And We Recommend
As you may know, The New York Times Magazine has a regular feature called Letter of Recommendation.
That alone is worth a scan, since it includes passionate arguments for everything from cold showers to in-flight movies. But my personal favorite, having read nearly all of them, is this item on the joke dollar.
It’s a weird accidental gift among friends, but I think of it far more often than I’d expected — pretty much whenever I hear a joke or a line that just really tickles.