Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Robin Hood Tax

The Robin Hood Tax (based on the Tobin Tax) would be a tiny tax on bankers that would give billions to tackle poverty and climate change, here and abroad. It sounds complicated, but actually it isn’t. A tiny tax on bankers has the power to raise hundreds of billions every year – giving a vital boost to the NHS, our schools, and the fight against child poverty – as well as tackling poverty and climate change around the world.

See the campaign's fine web-site here.
Don't miss the video. Then move on to this video.

Not complicated. Just brilliant.

Here are the campaign's supporters, plus rapidly growing numbers of individuals such as myself.


calgacus said...

I remember this being talked about in the 90s when Labour was in opposition. Hope this is going to get done this time Harry,

Harry Barnes said...

The efforts on Tobin lapped over into the 2000s, with War On Want being the main campaigning body and coming up at that time with the "Robin Hood Tax" tag. See the first link on this item.