Today it is a new ballgame. America still claims to be the world leader. It has Silicon Valley. But it has not built the infrastructure for the Knowledge Society that Europe has. And America appears to be hastening its decline by wasting resources on various foreign and domestic follies.
Today Paris and France seem to be pulling ahead in the 21st century.
France is the world’s fifth largest economy. Paris is home to more Fortune Global 500 companies than New York. More than any other city other than Tokyo. At home, I only have to walk 20 feet, to my garbage can, to come in contact with a French company. (to be continued)