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The World Health Organization (WHO) is considering a plan to ask governments to impose a global consumer tax on such things as Internet activity or everyday financial transactions like paying bills online.
Such a scheme could raise "tens of billions of dollars" on behalf of the United Nations' public health arm from a broad base of consumers, which would then be used to transfer drug-making research, development and manufacturing capabilities, among other things, to the developing world.
Originally posted by Dermo
The EU and/or US would have to be on board before it would become anyway possible and its hard to see either of these bodies allowing themselves to be taxed by a global institution.
And why are the WHO asking for this?