An innovative new tax could fund climate transition and help rebuild the social safety net. So why is the White House knocking it?
As European countries engage in advanced negotiations over the first regional financial transaction tax, this memo aims to answer some frequently asked questions about the issue.
Tax on Wall Street key to funding climate solutions
A new viral video with Andrew Lincoln of “The Walking Dead” is one more setback for financial industry lobbyists fighting a financial transaction tax.
As negotiations at the annual UN climate summit enter their final days, three participants weigh in on what’s hot – and what’s not – at COP19.
countries are already raising significant revenue from national financial transaction taxes.
Feeling like taxes are more unfair than ever?
Government officials from an elite group of developed countries meeting in Washington DC appear to be on the brink of instigating yet another big bank giveaway, this time in the name of fighting climate change.
Global campaigners are pushing European Union countries to be ambitious in targeting a significant portion of revenue from taxing financial transactions to fight climate chaos.
European ministers didn’t even have to take a formal vote because it was obvious that there was sufficient support to move ahead.
Yeas outnumbered nays by a margin of 6-to-1. The next step will be a vote in the European Council, which is likely to happen in early 2013.
Lots of office-seekers this fall are campaigning against the 1 percent, but will they govern that way?
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
The goofy stunts weren’t the only game-changers.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says tax-avoiding gimmicks are “American.”