posted on Mar, 10 2005 @ 09:41 PM
Many policymakers, scholars, government agencies and international organizations have favored global taxes in recent years, to solve global problems.
More and more, citizen groups are calling for this tax-based approach, even though the United States government has blocked intergovernmental
discussions and negotiations.
Most interest in global taxes has concentrated on two policy goals -- taxation as a means to regulate carbon emissions into the atmosphere (Carbon
Tax/Energy Tax) and taxation to reduce currency speculation (Tobin Tax/Currency Transaction Tax).
Global taxes can be implemented.There is a need for democratic oversight and control, there are policy shaping effects, distributive effects, and the
possible use of such taxes to fund the UN, its agencies like the World Health Organization, and other programs for worldwide human security and
development would benefit from it.
Some examples of Global taxes are
Currency Transaction Taxes
Aviation Fuel Taxes
Can you think of any others? Are global taxes good for people? I think they can help us control the world by the people as well as generate income to
deal with the problems of the world.