Economists and MEPs call for Tobin Tax
- Category: News Archive 2010
- Created on Tuesday, 16 February 2010 08:42
A letter from 350 leading economists including Joseph Stiglitz calls on the G20 countries to tax international financial transactions as a way of both reducing harmful currency speculation and to generate funds to help poorer countries.
This adds further weight to calls from some 850 international parliamentarians led by a group of Members of the European Parliament.
Civil society organisations in the UK have also launched a high-profile campaign to support what they are calling the "Robin Hood Tax"
Read more at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/hundreds-of-economists-call-for-tax-on-currency-speculation-1899534.html
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