Tobin tax revisited?


An interesting proposal from the chair of the UK Financial Services Authority for a tax on financial transactions to combat excessive risk taking. The idea of such a tax was first mooted by American economist James Tobin in the 1970s, but never took off. Is the Tobin Tax an idea whose time has come? Comments?

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