In defence of Robin Hood
Duncan Green of Oxfam has a splendidly robust defence of the Robin Hood Tax against its detractors on his blog.
He is absolutely right that many of its critics have build vast superstructures out of arguments necessarily simplified to ensure the campaign goes wider than the wonk community.
And I share his (minor) criticisms of the campaign – but these are now being addressed.
The onus is still on the critics to come up with a better source of finance or justify big cuts, failed Millennium Development Goals and insufficient action to beat climate change.