Ask an American about French business practices, and you’ll probably hear about short work weeks, massive amounts of vacation time, and the penchant to go on strike every month or so. On a more social level, you might hear about free college, free healthcare, and rock-solid job security, but the average American might carefully note that this comes at the cost of sky-high taxes, layers upon layers of bureaucracy, and continually high unemployment.
The French business environment is characterized by considerable government control, much to the dismay of the American republican. But really, is the
At least Americans can still say that they don’t let the farmers demand price supports or wails for relief from foreign competition…but wait, as the article notes, the U.S. instead chooses to do it all quietly behind doors via weighty subsidies.
Is the U.S. beating France at its own game?