Protesters Urged to Demand “Robin Hood” Tax (Marketplace)


Support is growing worldwide for the introduction of financial sector taxes known as Robin Hood taxes. But Dartmouth’s Matthew Slaughter says the concept isn’t as simple as it seems.

“(It) sounds intuitive and maybe sounds just in some sense,” he told American Public Media’s Marketplace radio show. “But boy, like a lot of things in public finance, the devil’s in the details.”

Slaughter is associate dean for the MBA program and Signal Companies’ Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business.

Listen to the full story, which aired on Marketplace on 10/20/11.

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