Tag: tax burdens

Yellow Vests demonstration (Gilets Jaunes) protesters against fuel tax, government, and French President Macron at Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe

I was trying to figure out what made French workers put on their yellow vests.  The action-forcing event appears to have been a proposed hike in gasoline and diesel taxes.  Are the French overburdened with taxes?  Figure 1 presents the ranking of countries by total taxes as a percentage of GDP.  These data, from t…