Posts Tagged ‘President Hollande’

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    Do “Millionaires’ Taxes” Work?

    Jan 7, 14 • 605 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]

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    Homework? It’s About the Economy…

    Dec 11, 12 • 275 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]

  • The US is again hitting its debt ceiling.

    Some Greek Math

    Aug 24, 12 • 295 Views • No Comments

    With a euro zone update on Greece unfolding (they might lease some islands but we’ll get to that in a moment), here is some Greek math that Michael Lewis presents in Boomerang. Referring to the deficit, during October 2009, the Greek government thought...  [read more]