The wealth tax: a tax on the ‘rich’ that cripples the poor

Oyia Brown

The unlikeliest member of France’s super-rich trundled his wheelbarrow full of potatoes from his smallholding to his attractive, but modest, wood‑and-brick house.

Down the road, one of René Allier’s equally fat‑cat neighbours set off in his ancient boat to catch some fish. If he managed to sell them on his market stall, he might make enough to pay his wealth tax.


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