Sometimes the best tax policy coverage in the New York Times is in the sports section. Today's reports on how France is all worked up because Monaco has been attracting excellent players in part because it has no income tax. The article ends with a quote from "Jérôme de Bontin, a former A.S. Monaco president who is the general manager of the New York Red Bulls":
Without the chance to earn much stadium revenue, Monaco is entitled to advantages elsewhere, de Bontin said. He attributed France's attitude to ingrained jealousy and suspicion.
"The socialist government seems to have targeted the rich," he said. "There seems to be this new philosophy in France that it's no longer a good thing to be successful."