IPS is co-sponsoring this educational event on proposals to place small taxes on trades of stocks and other financial instruments as a way to generate massive revenues and discourage short-term speculation.
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A new study looks at the worst executive excesses – while Congress continues to help CEOs hide their outrageous pay rates from the public.
The first trade agreement to be negotiated by the Obama administration should allow governments to control volatile capital flows.
America has plenty of cash, but it’s in the wrong pockets.
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Around the world, entities ranging from governments to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to the private sector have been giving more serious consideration than ever before to alternative financing mechanisms for development, climate change, education and other needs. IPS Global Economy project Director Sarah Anderson will speak on financial transactions taxes at this forum on innovative financing.
This downloadable pdf fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about the implications for the developing world of taxing financial speculation.
Come to a movie night of the Academy Award Winner Best Documentary, Inside Job, a comprehensive analysis exposing the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs.
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We must fight hard in our Age of Activism to construct a new political entity: the activist state. If we fail, we will slip, inexorably, into an Age of Apocalypse.
A popular movement is up against an embattled government in Greece.
As Egypt and the Middle East rise, Wall Street and congressional Republicans continue to ignore the financial reforms the world is demanding.
The failure of the Irish miracle, argues columnist Walden Bello, may signal the end of an era of miracles.
With Congress deadlocked over the future of the Bush-era tax cuts, what are the prospects for progressive tax policies? How serious is the deficit issue – and what are progressive proposals to reduce it? What type of tax and revenue system will move us toward a new economy that reduces inequality and is ecologically sustainable?