Economists Camille Landais, Thomas Picketti and Emmanuel Saez do two things. First, they graphically demonstrate how aggregate taxation proves blatantly regressive in France (considering all types of taxes, the top rich pay less than the rest). Second, with student Guillaume Saint-Jacques, they provide everybody (including politicians) with the possibility of simulating alternative fiscal policies. Their website is called “fiscal revolution” — the name is not really an exaggeration, the device is quite a landmark in the politics of economic demonstration.

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