High taxes in France are causing many rich to flee the country. It will be a major drain from France of the most creative, resulting in something akin to a Galt's Gulch developing just over the French border in Belgium.
According to Belgian newspaper Le Soir, French superstar actor, Gerard Depardieu, has recently bought a mansion in the southern Belgium’s francophone region. His new home is in the town of Nechin, located just about a mile from the border, where French expats notoriously make up 27 percent of the local population.
The move could allow the French actor to escape the tax increases put on by the recently elected Socialist government in France.