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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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2014-09-02 immigration

Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors? (Part Two)

Central America are so desperate for their children to have a better life that they're willing to send them unaccompanied to the United States via the Mexican freight train so...

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2014-09-02 immigration

Child Migrants In America: What to do about the wave of unaccompanied minors?

Central America are so desperate for their children to have a better life that they're willing to send them unaccompanied to the United States via the Mexican freight train so...

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2014-09-01 protest

Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test

Pakistan's democracy is once again being put to the test. Security forces evicted protesters who had pushed state television off air earlier. It's part of daily protests to bring...

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2014-09-01 protest

Pakistan Protests: Democracy put to the test (part 2)

Pakistan's democracy is once again being put to the test. Security forces evicted protesters who had pushed state television off air earlier. It's part of daily protests to bring...

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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...

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