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The Robin Hood Tax: Tights, Camera, Action

Posted by Marc van Gurp | 5-06-2010 22:11 | Category: Activism, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Poverty

Yes I know, we in Western Europe love taxes :-) And this one I personally think it’s a great idea: The Robin Hood Tax.
The idea is simple. 0.05% tax on every financial transaction. Will be used for the battle against poverty and climate change.

“Small change for the banks, a big difference for the world.”

In the video above: Sir Ben Kingsley, Noel Clarke (Kidulthood, Dr Who), Tom Felton (Harry Potter) Joe Dempsie (Skins), Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners) and Jaime Winstone (Kidulthood).

Sienna Miller says ‘Tights, Camera, Action’
Make a short film (60—90 seconds long) that shows what you think of the idea of governments taxing the banks to raise money for the poor and the planet. Get it judged by top film and advertising talent and win some great prizes.
More about the competition here.

Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax:

Tessy Britton


Comments about The Robin Hood Tax: Tights, Camera, Action

this is not something new - the economist James Tobin formulated the idea (called Tobin Tax) in the 1970s. He envisioned the tax for foreign transactions in order to challenge investment speculators. Of course, it was never adopted.

Posted by Arianna | 6-06-2010 13:21

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