Monday, 22 February 2010

In favour of the Tobin Tax.

Here is my .1 of a cent's worth on the topic.

I was forwarded this from this website, which includes some interesting news:

The Guardian found that the website owners were surprised and disheartened when they received thousands of online votes against the idea of the tax in a period of just a few minutes, until: "After a bit more investigation, though, the unlikely backlash against the rob-the-rich plan – almost 5,000 no votes against the Robin Hood tax within 20 minutes – turned out to emanate from just two computer servers, one of which was registered to the investment bank Goldman Sachs." The Telegraph reports that a Goldman spokesman confirmed that they just received the information and "are investigating fully."

The Robin Hood Tax website reset the counter after the vote onslaught, and as of Monday the public votes are running nearly 10 to one in favor of the tax.

Hm. Surprised?