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France-USA economy and society

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Short lecture about the similarities and differences between France and the USA

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France-USA economy and society

  1. 1. France 67 million 325 million USA
  2. 2. European Union 511 million 325 million USA
  3. 3. A same western culture A common past Same religious roots Same economic organization
  4. 4. But...
  5. 5. a great difference about religions secularism Government institutions and persons are separated from religions.
  6. 6. GDP/capita $ 58.000 $ 41.000 Significant differences between our economies too.
  7. 7. government and companies... a necessary evil basis of the society and economy
  8. 8. example : cost of studies
  9. 9. Where does the money come from? Savings jobs ……….. ? Taxes!
  10. 10. Where does the money come from? Taxes!
  11. 11. Where does the money come from?
  12. 12. inequalities vs. competitiveness ? ● less regulation ● less taxes ● more flexibility ● efficiency ● more competitiveness ● less public spendings ● less public services ● old infrastructures ● more inequalities ● much more regulation ● more taxes ● welfare state ● more public spendings ● more public spendings ● less inequalities ● high taxes ● inefficiency? ● disempowerment?

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