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Rather than bash them, Boris Johnson argues, “we should be offering our humble and hearty thanks” to the very wealthy. (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS)
Rather than bash them, Boris Johnson argues, “we should be offering our humble and hearty thanks” to the very wealthy. (TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS)

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Carrick on money: Why we should humbly thank the rich Add to ...

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Why we should humbly thank the rich
London mayor Boris Johnson says here that rich people are tax heroes. In the UK, The top 1 per cent of earners now pay 29.8 per cent of all the income tax received by the Treasury. For the social impact of a wealth gap between the richest people and everyone else, read a Globe and Mail series called the Wealth Paradox.

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