Debt and Democracy Why Germany's Rich Must Pay Higher Taxes

Germany is a land of inequality. The gap between rich and poor has widened, and cutting public services to balance the budget will only make things worse. If we're serious about saving German democracy, we have to raise taxes on the rich.
A stockbroker drinks champagne at the Frankfurt exchange. Germany's rich need to pay higher taxes.

A stockbroker drinks champagne at the Frankfurt exchange. Germany's rich need to pay higher taxes.

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