Seven Innovative Mechanisms of Development Finance

The .pdf file is available for free download here. This table file describes seven innovative mechanisms for public revenue streams.They are: 1. Financial Transactions Tax (FTT): A small tax on each trade of stocks, derivatives, currency, and other financial...

The No-Doctrine President

Zoologists get pretty excited when they discover an unusual animal. They happily devote many hours to the task of classifying the beast and, if it qualifies as a new species, giving it a name. A great deal of money and prestige rides on these scientific endeavors. The...
Robin Hood 2.0

Robin Hood 2.0

Forget Russell Crowe. Global campaigners for financial transactions taxes have done way more to bring back Robin Hood’s spirit of equity. Activists in 25 countries, many of them sporting green tights and feathered caps, carried out coordinated actions this week...

Activists in More than 20 Countries Urge G20 Leaders to Tax Speculators

IPS Global Economy and Climate Experts Available for Comment Washington, D.C. – Labor, environmental, and other groups from the United States and around the world are joining in a Global Day of Action on February 17 to call on G-20 finance ministers to take decisive...

Taxing Financial Speculation, Raising Funds for Critical Needs

Political discontent simmered for decades in Egypt, but soaring food prices helped push public frustration past the boiling point. As the political drama there continues to unfold, it’s critical to address the complex financial and environmental dynamics that have...

A Few Thoughts on the Mid-Term Elections

As we prepare to brace a Republican-controlled House after today’s elections, below are a few thoughts on how IPS is positioning itself in this new political landscape. We’d love to hear what else you all are thinking: 1. We are in for 2 years of stalemate...

Factsheet: Investing in Our Future Act of 2010 (H.R. 5783)

This factsheet was created by IPS, ActionAid International, Friends of the Earth International, RESULTS, and Health Gap. You can download a flyer of the factsheet here. Climate change and the lack of health care services in developing countries are urgent and...