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Greenpeace struggles after India freezes bank account

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Sarkozy's 'The Republicans' party: Old wine in new bottles?

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Shiite militias on the frontline in Iraq

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FIFA's Blatter steps down amid South Africa 2010 World Cup bribery claims

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FIFA's sponsors welcome Blatter's resignation

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'No wrongdoing' in 2022 World Cup bid, says Qatari FM

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'Blatt's all folks!'

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Defeating IS group: Back to the drawing board?

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IN THE PAPERS

Cornered, Blatter calls it quits

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

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DEBATE

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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2015-06-02 Islamic State (IS) group

Defeating IS group: Back to the drawing board?

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2015-06-01 Edward Snowden

NSA: Access Denied (part 2)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-06-01 NSA

NSA: Access Denied (part 1)

The US Senate has failed to extend Bush-era guidelines granting broad snooping powers to the National Security Agency. Last time, four years ago, the extension passed without a...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 2)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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2015-05-29 Nigeria

Nigeria: Historic election, great challenges (part 1)

This week, the FRANCE 24 Debate heads to Nigeria for a special edition. From the fight against Boko Haram to the battle against corruption and poverty, Muhammadu Buhari, the new...

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