Robin Hood Tax

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European Tax on Financial Transactions Gains Support

Germany and France's push for a tax on each stock, bond and derivative trade garners support among financial professionals.

The leaders of France and Germany may have their differences on the big question of the day -- stimulus versus austerity. But they do agree on one thing -- taxing financial transactions.

 

The Robin Hood Tax

Finance should once again support the real economy of goods and services.

By William Barclay

I spent 22 years in the financial services business.

Letter From Financial Industry Professionals in Support of Financial Transaction Taxes

As individuals with first-hand knowledge and significant experience in the financial industry, we urge you to introduce small financial transaction taxes (FTTs).

Dear G20 and European leaders,

The European Financial Transactions Tax: Robin Hood or Sheriff of Nottingham?

Germany, France, Italy, and Spain take time out from acute crisis talks to agree on a long term policy solution: taxing financial transactions.

By Salvatore Babones

The Unfinished Business of Financial Reform

Lawmakers will need to consider financial speculation taxes in the next round of the fight to rein in Wall Street.

As senators prepare to fight their way through a blizzard of amendments to the financial reform bill, it's hard to predict exactly what we'll wind up with when the storm is over. But it's important to view this as merely round one in what will likely be a long struggle to rein in Wall Street.

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