Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

No strategy and a beige suit

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 29 August 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

Alain Choquette: A Hilarious Magician in Paris

Read more

FOCUS

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Emmanuel Macron: A new economy minister with a pro-business agenda

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

More of this year's best Observers stories

Read more

#TECH 24

Changing the world, one video game at a time

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Socialist Party summer conference kicks off in explosive atmosphere

Read more

A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

DEBATE

DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-08-31

Taxing the rich: should wealthy people pay more? (part 2)

The rich and super-rich want to pay more taxes to help the economy. It started with American business tycoon Warren Buffet. Then here in France, fifteen billionaires followed suit. In Italy and Germany, the wealthy have also said they want to pay more to help balance their countries' finances. But can these good intentions actually produce the desired effect? And why are billionaires offering more money?

  • Tarik MOUAKIL. Economist, Author of "Asset Markets, Portfolio Choice and Macroeconomic Activity";
  • Craig COPETAS. Senior writer, Bloomberg News;
  • Sony KAPOOR. Managing Director, Re-Define (from Brussels);
  • David LOGAN. Economist, Tax Foundation (from Washington).

Watch the first part here.

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-08-28 WHO

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000 (part 2)

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

Read more

2014-08-28 Guinea Conakry

How to Stop Ebola: WHO Says Cases Could Exceed 20,000

Do you put West Africa under quarantine? As Ebola spreads, with Air France and British Airways both halting flights to Freetown's Lungi Airport, the argument is raging between...

Read more

2014-08-06 China

US-Africa summit: Obama unveils $33 billion US investment plan for Africa

Over the past decade, sub-Saharan African countries have seen a staggering level of growth. So perhaps it’s no surprise that the US has been holding an unprecedented summit,...

Read more

2014-08-27 Israeli-Palestinian conflict

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

Read more

2014-08-27 Israel

What Next for Gaza? Lasting Ceasefire Agreed After 50 Days of War (part 2)

After 51 days of war, both Israel's government and Hamas are claiming victory. A fledgling Hamas movement got a much-needed boost to its credentials as a resistance movement and...

Read more