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Tobin or not Tobin

category national | miscellaneous | news report author Thursday April 10, 2003 10:02author by conor obriain - attac ireland/attac na hEireannauthor email ireland at attac dot org Report this post to the editors

Attac launches Tobin Tax Intiative Ireland Website

See attac's new Tobin Tax Initiative website at www.tobintaxireland.ie

Related Link: http://www.tobintaxireland.ie/
author by Damienpublication date Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:17author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Yay! but surely the Tobin tax only works if *every* country in the world supports it. Otherwise traders can just up sticks each time somewhere introduces the tax.

author by conor obriain - attacpublication date Thu Apr 10, 2003 13:53author email obriainsols at eicom dot netauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

There's a lot of stuff by economists sympathetic to the Tobin tax which argues that the tax doesnt have to universally applied - that a significant "Tobin Bloc" would suffice for starters. Also relocation itself involves costs for the would be evader. Anyone interested can refer to the further reading articles on the website. And anyone interested in getting involved in the Tobin Tax Initiative can e-mail me or keep an eye out for future postings on Indymedia about upcoming meetings.

 
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