Economics for the Earth Blog

What would Robin Hood say?

Jun. 15, 2011 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

This blog post is one of a series of updates from Friends of the Earth representatives at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn, Germany. By Asad Rehman, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland June 1...

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Robin Hood Meets Wall Street

Feb. 22, 2011 / Posted by: Michelle Chan / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Just imagine. Nearly $1.5 trillion changes hands on international currency exchange markets each day, almost all of it through untaxed transactions made by wealthy speculators. What if we put even a tiny fraction of that money to good use?

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