How Financial Transaction Taxes Make the Economy More Efficient

Baker, Dean
http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/04/05/how-financial-transaction-taxes-make-the-economy-more-efficient/

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  05/04/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20635

The efforts to implement a financial transactions tax (FTT) within the European Union (EU) seem to be finally coming to a head. While the EU is far from unanimous in support of a FTT, an effort to implement a joint FTT has been moving forward for the last six years under a provision that allows ten or more countries to act collectively.

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