A campaign that’s time has come: Robin Hood Tax #rht

I’ve long supported the idea of a Tobin Tax┬ásome form of Tobin-like tax (update 11th Feb) – taxing financial market transactions a minute amount to fund development and investment in poverty reduction (and more recently, climate change prevention, adaptation and mitigation). The trouble is, talking about a financial transaction tax isn’t the easiest thing to do.

So it’s fantastic to see the launch today of the Robin Hood Tax campaign. If you support one campaign this year…make it this one.