1,000 economists call for an international financial transaction tax (April 13, 2011)

A thousand economists from 53 countries have written to G20 finance ministers and Bill Gates calling on them to introduce financial transactions taxes to tackle global poverty and climate change and help people hit by the economic crisis. See press release here.The letter was delivered to G20 finance ministers ahead of their April 14 meeting in Washington and to Bill Gates, philanthropist and founder of Microsoft who has been asked by the G20 to examine innovative options to raise money for development and climate change.