Robin Hood Tax
Posted 3/1/10 , edited 3/1/10
Just watched this video on Oxfam's website, and then read the page, and they seem to make a pretty good case for this global re-distribution tax:

Link to video and info -> http://www.oxfam.org.uk/get_involved/campaign/actions/robinhood.html
The things I find most striking is how small the tax is, the amount of money it would raise, and the relative ease of implementation.

I know CR has a lot of hardcore libertarians who would be against this on principle, but perhaps you could look it at as a temporary panacea in an imperfect world - instead of seeing at as an attack on a free trade ideal that is as yet unrealized.

Thoughts?
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Posted 3/1/10
Good idea.
But I smell a further opportunity for MPs to dip into funds for their own expenses.
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Posted 3/1/10 , edited 3/1/10
I'm not really into politics, but this sounds like a reasonable idea. What came up in my mind when I read this was an assistant teacher's comment last year in geometry:

"Why should the rich people, who worked so hard to get where they were at, help those who weren't ambitious enough to be in their shoes."

I don't believe in that though, some of those people higher up are the ones who screwed people over and are getting payed for it. >.>

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Posted 3/1/10
i like the idea.... not the most original idea but it'll work a bit
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Posted 3/5/10
I say we steal from the rich and give to the poor. Works better
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Posted 3/5/10
Sounds like a pretty good idea to me, quite drastic and those affected by the tax wouldn't really notice it.
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