financial transactions tax
Over the past week, we've seen two breakthroughs on the issue of taxing Wall Street speculation - one in the United States and one in Europe.
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Both Wall Street and Hillary Clinton came under heavy fire in a heated Manhattan speech.
Ten European governments have made major progress towards the creation of the world's first regional tax on financial transactions. This is exciting news for the growing campaigns around the world, including the U.S., to promote taxes as a means of generating much-needed revenue.