Web links for 6th January 2012
Simon Chouffot of the Robin Hood Tax campaign spells out why a European Financial Transactions Tax would not end up in the Commission’s coffers, and how joining in would be better for Britain than staying out.
The union-backed Economic Policy Institute has a good analysis of the jobs data that came out of the USA today. The US economy put on 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemploymentrate has dropped from 9.9% two years ago to 8.5%. However, the EPI estimates that at this rate of job growth it will still take until 2019 for employment to recover to the level itwould have reached without the recession.