Tagged: financial transactions tax
An innovative new tax could fund climate transition and help rebuild the social safety net. So why is the White House knocking it?
Obama officials have presented the big bank fee as an alternative to a financial transaction tax — but these taxes address two very different problems.
countries are already raising significant revenue from national financial transaction taxes.
Feeling like taxes are more unfair than ever?
Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington DC appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another big bank giveaway, this time in the name of fighting climate change.
Global campaigners are pushing European Union countries to be ambitious in targeting a significant portion of revenue from taxing financial transactions to fight climate chaos.
European ministers didn't even have to take a formal vote because it was obvious that there was sufficient support to move ahead.
Yeas outnumbered nays by a margin of 6-to-1. The next step will be a vote in the European Council, which is likely to happen in early 2013.
Lots of office-seekers this fall are campaigning against the 1 percent, but will they govern that way?
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.