Thought I would start a new thread to discuss this article I saw today on Crikey. It is pretty long so I won't post in full here. I suggest you take a look, but here are some excerpts though if you don't want to read the whole thing. He then proves our situation by a series of graphs using OECD economic numbers. Then: Basically my point is do we really have it that good? Should people take a step back and compare our situation to other countries? .