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France’s Emmanuel Macron finds ‘president of the rich’ label sticks

French President Emmanuel Macron is increasingly being portrayed as the “president of the rich” — an unpopular epithet in a country where bragging about money is taboo and equality is a national motto. After scrapping a wealth tax and reaching out to big Investors, his popularity is flagging, and he made matters worse for himself with a vulgar reference to soon-to-be-jobless workers. The super tax applied to people with more than €1.3m (£1.17m, $1.5m) in assets is to be replaced [...]