Millionaires make unusual plea: ‘Tax us now’

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Paris (AFP) – More than 100 millionaires made an unusual plea on Wednesday: “Tax us now”. Their appeal came as a study backed by wealthy individuals and nonprofits found that a wealth tax on the world’s richest people could raise $2.52 trillion per year — enough to pay for Covid vaccines for everyone and pull 2.3 billion people out of poverty. In an open letter to the World Economic Forum’s online Davos meeting, 102 millionaires, including Disney heiress Abigail Disney, said the current tax system is unfair and “deliberately designed to make the rich richer”. “The world — every country in it…

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