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Transaction Tax

What a Destructive Wall Street Owes Young Americans

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Wall Street gamblers are still paid huge money and are again creeping toward reckless misbehavior. Their corporate crime wave strip-mined the economy for young workers and is draining away their ability to afford basic goods.

What Would Jesus Tax?

Bruce Chilton | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Bruce Chilton

Money and justice do not mix. That was Jesus' perspective when he said "you cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6:24).

Mark Gongloff

Lawmakers Want To Tax Trades | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

Democratic lawmakers have proposed a plan to solve two pesky, unrelated problems at once: The budget deficit and high-speed trading robots run amok. T...

Finance Executives: Tax Us Before We Kill Again!

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

When an industry is all but begging you to tax it, maybe it's time to pay attention. Dozens of financial executives, including expats from Goldman ...

Dan Froomkin

Will Obama Embrace 'Robin Hood Tax'? | Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a tiny but lucrative tax on financial transactions are increasingly hopeful that President Barack Obama's need to more firm...

Ryan Grim

Wall Street Tax Would Raise $350 Billion | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A minuscule tax on financial transactions proposed by congressional Democrats would raise more than $350 billion over the next nine year...

Max J. Rosenthal

Sarkozy Optimistic At G20 On Global Transaction Tax In Wake Of Occupy Wall Street | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Occupy Wall Street driving the political conversation in the United States, French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed optimism Thu...

Ryan Grim

Key Financial Reform Gets Boost From Occupy Wall Street | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Boosted by the Occupy Wall Street movement, two Democrats in the House and Senate are renewing a push for a transaction tax on speculati...

Tax Foundation Doesn't Get It!

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Mr. Philip Dittmer's dismissive assertion that the transaction tax proposal is without merit and is not seriously being considered underscores his fun...