The US Financial Transactions Tax: A Primer

What do Bill Gates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, have in common?  All of these prominent figures support some type of Financial Transactions Tax, a progressive tax on financial speculation. 

The proposed U.S. Financial Transactions Tax (FTT), commonly known as the “Robin Hood Tax,” seeks to raise billions of dollars in federal revenue by levying a small excise tax on certain transactions in the financial sector. This study explores at how a Financial Transactions Tax will work, precedents for the tax, and current arguments for and against the tax.

Financial Transaction Tax Primer

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  • Anonymous
    commented 2018-09-14 08:17:11 -0400
    Financial markets enable organizations to fund-raise for new companies, or for development; they enable proprietors to proceed onward to different things, to encourage individuals or organizations to control dangers.
  • Virginia J. Kennedy Virginia J. Kennedy
    commented 2018-02-13 12:06:12 -0500
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    commented 2017-06-05 08:25:16 -0400
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