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The Stigmatization of France’s Wealthiest Citizens

“François Hollande wants fewer rich people. I want fewer poor people”. This statement by Nicolas Sarkozy during the 2012 presidential campaign, although a caricature, foreshadowed the unease felt by France’s wealthiest only after a few months of Hollande as President. Confronted by a rise in unemployment (that blithely exceeds 10%) and moribund economic prospects (a growth of 0.1% is expected for 2013), ...

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