Tagged: financial transactions tax
A speech delivered at the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit, June 25, 2010.
One place to look for new revenue: the financial sector that got us into this mess in the first place.
Longtime Director of Institute Begins Year-long Sabbatical
Have the messes we've been making finally reached a point where they can't be cleaned up?
Taxing speculation could take us a long way toward reining in Wall Street.
In the United States and many countries around the world, there is growing momentum behind proposals to place a very small tax on trades of stock, currency, derivatives, and other financial assets.
From Australia to Canada, activists are taking to the streets in cities around the world this week to hold the financial sector accountable for the costs of the global crisis.
Experts from governments, labor unions, and global development groups will report on the growing momentum behind financial speculation taxes in many parts of the world, including the United States.
For those of us who want the financial industry to serve people and the planet rather than dominate them, this is the most exciting reform under serious consideration on the world stage.
Selected quotes reflecting a range of views on the issue from U.S. officials and business leaders.