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Macron-Apple, a Meeting of Leaders

The French president met with the CEO of Apple in Paris on October 6. Should we see this as a business meeting, or an encounter between two heads of state? French journalist Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber published The American Challenge in 1967, which went on to be a best-seller both in France and the U.S.A. The writer…

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  • Apple en fait, comme toute la Silicon Valley, est l’enfant du libéralisme mais aussi de l’énorme investissement technologique de l’état fédéral dans le domaine très régalien de la défense. Sans les centaines de milliards investi depuis 1940, date du réarmement américain, et sans interruption par le Pentagone, la NASA, la NSA, la CIA, le DOE (anciennement avant tout le Atomic Energy Commission, fabriquant des bombes A et H), DARPA, etc, il n’y aurait pas de GAFA. Si l’Europe souhaite devenir une puissance technologique, la voie la plus efficace est de passer de 1-2% de pib pour les armées à 4-5%.

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