You can say what you like about the Yanks but one thing they really know how to do is work (those who have it) My sojourn in that magnificent, dangerous, chaotic nation taught me first hand what their work ethic was and is.
One can question the causes and the results and everything surrounding that ethic, but my God, they know how to get a job done. Now in New York, that indomitable city, after a day of devastation, those New Yorkers are back at it again. Glorious stuff. Praise due where praise is earned. Just a touch of bias here as NYC is my favourite spot on earth next to Cape Town.