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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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2015-08-04 Barack Obama

The clean power plan: Obama, a climate leader?

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2013-10-22 Barack Obama

US drone secrecy: Licence to kill?

Barack Obama's favourite weapon, drones, are coming under fire: Washington claims they're the best weapon to fight extremists, but allies say they're fed up and human rights...

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2015-08-03 John Kerry

Kerry Middle East Tour

Today we're discussing John Kerry's visit to Qatar, a visit aimed at reassuring America's Gulf allies over last months nuclear deal with Iran. The US Secretary of State says the...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 2)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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2015-07-30 migrants

Europe's blame game: Finger-pointing continues as Calais migrant crisis worsens (part 1)

Just three hours from Paris, the port town of Calais has become a symbol of Europe's worsening migrant crisis. "The Jungle", a series of shanty towns full of desperate migrants...

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