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Taxing the rich: where has it happened and why?

The 1% tax on wealth over $10 million could bring in billions; but critics warn it could also lead to an exodus of capital. Some European countries imposed a wealth tax in the 90's, but most have since abandoned the idea. Why?

The Cost of Living for September 26, 2021

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Wealth tax under the microscope

The federal NDP say they plan to press the federal Liberals for a "tax on the ultra-rich". The 1% tax on wealth over $10 million could bring in billions, but critics warn it could also lead to an exodus of capital.  

Tracy Johnson looks to Europe where several countries imposed a wealth tax in the 90s, but most have since abandoned the idea. Why?

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