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Has the time come?

19/04/2011

"In 1816, the British parliament repealed the temporary income tax that William Pitt the Younger had introduced in 1789 to finance the Napoleonic war. The MPs hated the tax so much that they even agreed that all documents connected with it should be collected, cut into pieces and pulped. When the income tax was reintroduced in Britain in 1842 by …



Guest post by Martin O'Dea: What can I do you for?

31/03/2011

Martin O'Dea lectures in Management and Human Resource Management at the Dublin Business School In our day-to-day lives we consume, enjoy, utilise …

Hutton on Brown and Tobin Tax

08/11/2009

There's an interesting piece by Will Hutton, writing in today's Observer, on Gordon Brown's championing of a transaction tax, or 'Tobin Tax', at the …

Steinbrueck on the Tobin Tax

24/09/2009

Earlier this month, Paul Sweeney reported on German calls for a Tobin Tax; today, German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck makes the case in a piece …

Germans call for Tobin Tax

Paul Sweeney 12/09/2009

Paul Sweeney: The two earlier contributions on Progressive Economy on 27th and 30th August, were spot on in showing a growing trend, ignored by the …

Meanwhile, in the UK ...

30/08/2009

Following last week's debate in the UK surrounding a Tobin Tax, Ruth Sunderland - writing in today's Observer, has a few other suggestions for …

Tobin tax revisited?

27/08/2009

An interesting proposal from the chair of the UK Financial Services Authority for a tax on financial transactions to combat excessive risk taking. …

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