Bill Gates (the .001%) Joins the 99% for Robin Hood Tax

By Sarah Anderson

, by Common Dreams

One of the world’s richest and many of the poorest agree on something, but the Obama administration is holding out.

The world’s second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing.

Bill Gates came because French President Nicolas Sarkozy asked him to give G20 leaders recommendations on how to raise funds to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. Among Gates’ proposals: a small tax on trades of stocks, derivatives, and other financial instruments, also known as a financial transactions tax (FTT), Wall Street speculation tax, or the Robin Hood tax.

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