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Action, Fast!

September 25, 2012

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lamenting how awful the Hollande presidency has been so far and suggesting some concrete changes to the tax system

Piketty, T. (2016). Action, Fast!. In Piketty, T. Why Save the Bankers?: And Other Essays on Our Economic and Political Crisis. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, pp. 187-191

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France has excelled at accumulating various direct taxes, with moth-eaten, overlapping tax bases, each with different rules: never mind, we’ll create a 75 percent bracket with a third tax base, different from both the income tax and the social security tax, and even more full of holes than the first two. One thing is certain: in the kingdom of Rube Goldberg machines, the tax advisers will be kings.

just a good quote

—p.189 by Thomas Piketty 4 years, 4 months ago

France has excelled at accumulating various direct taxes, with moth-eaten, overlapping tax bases, each with different rules: never mind, we’ll create a 75 percent bracket with a third tax base, different from both the income tax and the social security tax, and even more full of holes than the first two. One thing is certain: in the kingdom of Rube Goldberg machines, the tax advisers will be kings.

just a good quote

—p.189 by Thomas Piketty 4 years, 4 months ago