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Latest update : 2011-08-31

Taxing the rich: should wealthy people pay more?

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).

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 2)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 1)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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2015-02-25 banking

Swissleaks and the banks (part 2)

HSBC's CEO goes into a House of Commons hearing with the law on his side when it comes to the Swiss account he opened for bonus payments. But it's hard times for the world's...

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2015-02-25 banking

Swissleaks and the banks (part 1)

HSBC's CEO goes into a House of Commons hearing with the law on his side when it comes to the Swiss account he opened for bonus payments. But it's hard times for the world's...

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2015-02-24 anti-Semitism

France's Jews: How to tackle rising anti-Semitism? (part 2)

Last month's siege of a Paris kosher grocery store by a homegrown jihadist comes in the context of a doubling in anti-Semitic acts across France. Since then, there's been the...

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