From the TUC

Do the Robin Hood dance, make the Robin Hood face

24 Feb 2010, by in Economics

A Wednesday morning musical treat for you. Here at ToUChstone, we’re big fans of Jonathan Mann, a very talented US singer/songwriter, whose innovative solution to recession-imposed unemployment was to start writing a new song every (yes, every) day, making money from commissions, downloads, ringtones, anything (a kind of “weddings, parties, bar mitzvahs anything 2.0”).

As he’s already aced the popular ‘liberal economist biographies’ genre, with “Hey, Paul Krugman“, and “Come on Nouriel“, we asked him if he’d be interested in giving his own take on our current pet issue of financial transaction taxes. About 12 hours later, this is it:  Song/day number 419, The Robin Hood Tax.

9 Responses to Do the Robin Hood dance, make the Robin Hood face

  1. uberVU – social comments
    Feb 24th 2010, 11:13 am

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    This post was mentioned on Twitter by touchstoneblog: Genius song on the Robin Hood Tax campaign by @songadaymann “Do the Robin Hood dance” : http://ow.ly/1aGik

  2. Abstar
    Feb 24th 2010, 11:52 am

    I LOVE this – and I had a look at other songs you have written… awesome! keep it up!

  3. Stephen Brooks
    Feb 24th 2010, 1:20 pm

    Poor old Walter Citrine will be spinning in his grave. But hell who cares its funny. I’m sure it could help union recuitment.

  4. John Wood

    John Wood
    Feb 24th 2010, 2:21 pm

    Heh heh, Stephen – In terms of more overt union songs, another of Jonathan’s is this fantastic tune about the EFCA (Employee Free Choice Act – union empowering legislation in the US), also worth a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F36rY4VMRPE

  5. Tax Research UK » Far too good not to listen too
    Feb 25th 2010, 9:14 am

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    Feb 25th 2010, 9:20 am

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  7. Nick Clark
    Feb 26th 2010, 9:22 am

    Good to see the TUC getting behind a redistributive measure. I like this Jon Mann so much more than the old John (British Jobs for British Workers) Mann.

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