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the Robin Hood tax
February 17, 2010, 5:35 pm
Filed under: Get Activist

The ad is written by Richard Curtis and stars Bill Nighy.

A British coalition of charities and unions has launched a campaign The Robin Hood tax for a tax on speculative banking transactions.

The ‘Robin Hood Tax’ targets financial institutions who were bailed out using public money during the global financial crisis.

The idea is to direct the money to public services, poverty relief and addressing climate change.

For an Australian perspective you can listen to ABC’s Life Matters program which interviewed Max Lawson, Senior Policy Advisor, Oxfam U.K and Professor Neil Warren from the Australian School of Taxation, University of New South Wales. They have a chat about it here.

I’d have to agree: Not complicated. Just brilliant.


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This post was mentioned on Twitter by katiechatfield: Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy back the Robin Hood Tax. NOt Complicated. Just brilliant….

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