Sonntag, 17. April 2011

Ökonomen proben den Aufstand

Ökonomen proben den Aufstand

Gemäss The Guardian vom 13 April 2011 haben tausend Ökonomen einen Brief unterzeichnet in welchem sie die Finanzminister der G-20 Staaten auffordern eine „Robin-Hood-Steuer auf Finanztransaktionen einzuführen.
Unter Ihnen, Jeffrey Sachs von der Columbia University, Dani Rodrik, Harvard und Ha-Joon Chang von Cambridge
Die Ökonomen weisen darauf hin, dass eine Steuer auf Finanztransaktionen von nur 0,05% Hunderte von Milliarden Dollar Einnahmen bedeuten würden.

In a letter addressed to policymakers from the G20 countries, the economists urge them to impose a "Robin Hood tax", which would emulate the English folk hero by robbing from the rich to give to the poor. Signatories include Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University who is an influential adviser to Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations; Dani Rodrik, from Harvard, and Ha-Joon Chang, from Cambridge. Nobel prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman have also backed the letter.
They argue that if a tax were levied on transactions such as currency trading at just 0.05%, it could raise hundreds of billions of dollars to be ploughed into international development and climate change projects. Some of the proceeds could also be retained by governments in the countries where the transactions take place, including the UK, helping to repair the hole in governments' coffers.
The Guardian 2011/04/13