Posts Tagged ‘France’

  • Safety Net French Social Democracy

    Do “Millionaires’ Taxes” Work?

    Jan 7, 14 • 841 Views • No Comments

    I’ve been wondering about the impact of France’s “millionaires tax.” At first a 75% tax on individual incomes above €1 million ($1.37 million), the proposal had to be tweaked when France’s Constitutional Council said it was......  [read more]

  • The Surprising Glass Ceiling in Sweden and France

    Gender Issues: A Swedish and French Mystery

    Dec 24, 12 • 452 Views • No Comments

    What happens to a woman’s career trajectory when her job is family-friendly? The results have not been what policy makers expected. In their work lives, Swedish women receive generous paid maternity leave and and can opt for flexible work hours.......  [read more]

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    Homework? It’s About the Economy…

    Dec 11, 12 • 375 Views • No Comments

    Why would France want to ban homework? President Hollande has said that less homework means more equality. At home, income makes a difference. Higher income families have children with higher test scores and more help with homework. They have their own......  [read more]

  • Small Dogs Like Pomeranians are Typical in Brazil

    Pooches and Prosperity

    Nov 16, 12 • 502 Views • 1 Comment

    Chloe and Gus, my daughter’s miniature Pomeranians, consume organic dog food and use wee-wee pads, they visit the vet, the groomer, and enjoy their treats and toys. Because of Chloe and Gus, my cats, and the dogs in 1 out of every 4 households in the US, we......  [read more]

  • Beer and pretzels.

    Beer Economics

    Nov 8, 12 • 956 Views • No Comments

    In China, 1/2 liter of beer costs 9 minutes of work. To calculate how many minutes of work it takes to buy beer in 150 countries, Swiss bank UBS researchers divided the median wage in that country by the price of 1/2 liter from a retailer. Their results?......  [read more]