You got it good / you don't know how good you got it

Economic Hypochondria Down Under is one of an armful of great pieces from the just-launched Global Mail - per their website, “a philanthropically funded, not-for-profit news and features website. Our mission is to deliver original, fearless, independent journalism”, and they deliver that in spades.

The piece, by respected journo Mike Seccombe, asks a very good question: why do Australians think we’ve got it so bad when we’ve got it so good?

And this piece - Australian Exceptionalism, by Crikey’s anonymous poll-wrangler Possum Commitatus - makes many of the same points, but with more graphs and more swearing.