Dec 17, 2020
This month we take a look at the transformative power of financial transactions taxes. There’s a chance that New York, home to two of the world's largest stock exchanges, could be about to set an important precedent. We go to Kenya o look at its experience with a financial transactions tax. And we see how much further the tax could go. Plus: we discuss three major waves of change in 2020: the black lives matter protests, Trump’s departure from the Whitehouse and the end of the Brexiteers dream.
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Further reading: You can read Keval Bharadia's paper "Recalibrating financial transaction tax policy narratives" here: https://www.taxjustice.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recalibrating-financial-transaction-tax-policy-narratives-Keval-Bharadia.pdf You can look at his slides on Recalibrating financial transactions tax policy narratives for reparations here: https://www.taxjustice.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Recalibrating-ftt-policy-narratives-for-reparations-Keval-Bharadia-slide-pack-04-Dec-20.pdf
You can read about the efforts towards a financial transactions tax in New York here: https://www.salon.com/2020/11/01/a-wall-street-tax-that-could-lift-many-out-of-poverty-already-exists--its-just-not-being-collected/
Transcript available here https://www.taxjustice.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Transcript-1.pdf (some is automated and may not be 100% accurate)