Emerging Economies Join G20 Coalition to Tax Speculation

Emerging Economies Join G20 Coalition to Tax Speculation

Talk about piling on. Bill Gates, the Pope, Michael Moore, the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1,000 parliamentarians, 1,000 economists, the world’s major labor leaders, Occupy Wall Street protesters, Oxfam and other major development groups, thousands of nurses, the...
Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

Gates Backs the Wall Street Tax at the G20 Summit

The world’s second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing. Bill Gates came because French President Nicolas Sarkozy asked...

Climate Currency

If the recent record-breaking temperatures and freak thunderstorms in Washington were nature’s way of telling Congress that climate change is real, it’s here, and it’s time to do something about it–it didn’t work. Just before lawmakers...

Speculation Tax

Rep. Pete Stark introduced legislation today that would “simply impose a small tax–of five thousandths of one percent, or 0.005%” on speculative currency transactions, the California Democrat said in on Huffington Post. “The money raised would...