Robin Hood tax
The Robin Hood tax is a proposed tax on speculative banking transactions. It is a tax that takes from the rich and gives to the poor. The proceeds could be used in the fight against global poverty and climate change. Years ago a top economist proposed a similar though not identical idea, the Tobin tax.
There is an Early Day Motion before parliament, EDM 913 supporting the idea of a Robin Hood tax, By 11 April 2010 it had been signed by 157 MPs.
You can read more about the Robin Hood tax on the Oxfam website.
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