What Could the French “Yellow Vests” Teach Us about Ourselves?

Americans cling to the belief that the best rise to the top. So, we’re set up to feel demeaned if we are struggling to get by. France also has a capitalist economy, but deep within its culture are values at the heart of its 1789 revolution—“liberté, égalité, fraternité.” They are not viewed as tradeoffs but as essential to one another.