The guest on this week's nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show is Daniel Gross, author of the new book Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline and the Rise of a New Economy. In this audio segment, he dissects the myth that American companies no longer make things the rest of the world wants. Gross describes a scene from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in which attendees are clamoring, in different ways, over Apple, Google, and Facebook, and analyzes how the definition of job creation is changing.

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