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French socialist's wealth tax 'more show than dough'

Media reports suggest the new French government's proposed 75% tax on the super-rich is to tweaked to affect only some 1,000 mega-rich.

The changing face of the French seasonal worker

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Summer is the height of the employment season for thousands of temporary workers. The caricature of the average seasonal worker in France used to be a footloose, happy-go-lucky male party animal, sporting an all-year-round tan; in summer he served cocktails on the beach, in winter he gave ski lessons. But nowadays, ‘he' is often a she, pushing 50, with a family to feed, no hope of finding a long-term contract, and little idea of how she is going to make it through the next 12 years to retirement. Noémie Rousseau reports.