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Even Shell's CEO admitted taxes on energy companies are a way to deal with inflation

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2022
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The head of one of the world’s largest oil companies is urging authorities to take from the rich to help the poor.

As the cost of gas skyrockets in the UK and across Europe, “one way or another, there needs to be government intervention,” Shell CEO Ben van Beurden said at the Energy Intelligence Forum in London today (Oct. 4), quoted by Bloomberg. “A government intervention that somehow results in protecting the poorest, that probably may then mean that governments need to tax people in this room to pay for it.”

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