U.S. Government and Business Leaders on Financial Transactions Taxes

Financial transactions taxes, small levies on trades of stock, derivatives, and other financial instruments, have gained increased attention as leaders around the world seek ways to address financial volatility and pay for pressing needs, from domestic economic recovery to the global fights against poverty and climate change.

This report is a short compilation of quotes reflecting a range of views on the issue from U.S. officials and business leaders.

Sarah Anderson heads the Global Economy project of the Institute for Policy Studies.