Colorful government-assisted housing graces one shoreline. Each condominium costs about $250,000, while we can’t even give away comparable housing in the US for 1/10th of that price: a curious example of supply and demand, made all-the-more curious by the huge demand for housing among America’s millions of homeless.
Bermuda is hit by hurricanes, but their building codes require reinforced concrete that can withstand Category Four storms; and they do not have any storm surge, as they do not have a continental shelf—so the water passes right by them.
Petrol is $9 a gallon, over twice the US price, but then on an island something like one mile wide by twenty miles long, they don’t use much petrol—even in their speedboats!
About the Author (Author Profile)Steven Ferry is chairman of the International Institute of Modern Butlers and the author of bestsellers "Butlers & Household Managers 21st Century Professionals" and "Hotel Butlers, The Great Service Differentiators." He also trains and consults for the profession around the world.
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