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Coronavirus: UN chief Antonio Guterres pushes for tax on those who have profited during pandemic

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments on Monday to consider imposing a “solidarity or wealth tax” on the rich – who made money during the coronavirus pandemic – in a bid to cut extreme inequality.“We must make sure funds go where they are needed most. Latest reports indicate that there has been a US$5 trillion surge in the wealth of the world’s richest in the past year,” Guterres told a UN meeting on financing for development.“I urge governments to consider a…


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