Используйте компьютеры для повышения конкурентоспособности

Многие европейцы смотрят на глобализацию и заламывают руки от отчаяния: проблема конкурентоспособности кажется слишком серьезной. Но европейцы обладают преимуществом в сегодняшней глобальной конкуренции, за которое мы должны благодарить Жана Монне и Жака Делора, создавших единый рынок до того, как глобализация стала модным словом. Именно открытая конкуренция в рамках единого рынка позволяет европейцам сохранять конкурентоспособность в мировом масштабе.

Но только этого недостаточно. Необходима более смелая политика.

В 1991 году моя страна Эстония вступила не путь развития после 50 лет отсталости, навязанной советским режимом. Я приходил в отчаяние от того, сколько времени требовалось на создание инфраструктуры, которая позволила бы эстонскому бизнесу конкурировать на международном уровне. К счастью, мир тогда только вступал в новую эпоху информационной революции, так что, отдав предпочтение новой инфраструктуре информационной технологии, Эстония вскоре смогла выровнять игровое поле.

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