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THE CATHOLIC TAX HAVEN: A HISTORICAL INQUIRY

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WHO’S WHO IN FRIBOURG, SWITZERLAND

THE CATHOLIC TAX HAVEN

A HISTORICAL INQUIRY

BY MATTHEW TEMME

The canton of Fribourg  is predisposed neither by its geography nor by

its history to a rapid economic expansion. It is not situated—as is Basel or

Lausanne—on one of the important European trade routes. Its religious

and political preferences have made it the enemy of its more powerful

neighbors. It is certainly glorious to be a bulwark of Catholicism, but this

has made it even harder for Fribourg to prove its value in terrestrial affairs.

–Professor Jean Valarché in Fribourg: An Expanding Economy (1965)

–Translated from the French–

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