What are the biggest challenges of the year 2000? What great economic and social actions will France have to take in the years to come? The answer: assuring growth without inflation capable of favoring employment; making the state-providence more efficient, and adapting its productive system to the internationalization of trade. Edouard Balladur asked Alain Minc to address these key problems of French society and this work, an instant classic, will provoke reflection from a wide array of different personalities. A co-publication with La Documentation Francaise.