The word “collapse” is going to frighten those who have to think about it. The USA is moving to the second position in the world and then to the third position. And we are not counting Europe as one unit. If we did the USA would already be in the second position. And if we listen to Lagarde and speak in PPP terms, China is already ahead of the USA as a country, though not yet at per capita level. But that will come in due time.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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