“There is really a problem of tax justice” in France, believes Thomas Piketty

“There is really a problem of tax justice” in France, believes Thomas Piketty

Invited Tuesday on the set of “Your political moment” on franceinfo channel 27, the economist Thomas Piketty spoke about inequalities in taxation, criticizing in particular the abolition of wealth tax“.

"The cardinal error is the abolition of the wealth tax", says Thomas Piketty

Is the French tax system fair? As the 2022 presidential election approaches, Thomas Piketty co-edited the book Political divisions and social inequalities, which returns in particular to the economic questions which divide the left and the right as well as on the choice of the voters according to their social class.

For the economist, interviewed Tuesday, April 13 on the set of “Your political moment”, “There is really a problem of tax justice”. “What matters is not the taxation of transmission but the taxation of detention. The cardinal error is the abolition of the wealth tax ”, he explained in particular.

During the interview, Thomas Piketty also insisted on the importance of the redistribution of wealth. According to him, the French left today encounters difficulties in carrying certain economic values. The economist signed a forum on October 10, 2020 which calls for a joint candidacy of the left in 2022 to counter a “Double emergency: climate and social”.