The Tobin tax – an idea whose time may well have come
Podatek Tobina – odradzająca się koncepcja
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The social and economic consequences of the financial crisis have forced economists and politicians to seek the fiscal solutions which could be effective in bringing the economy onto the right growth path. However, such decisions also have macroeconomic effects which go beyond state boundaries. The introduction of new fiscal burdens and the modifications in tax rates influence the flow of capital which is susceptible to various changes in fiscal policy. The doctrinal proposition here is the concept of Tobin’s tax, the effectiveness of which depends on the consent of the international community to its implementation in their tax systems. The purpose of the article is to highlight the meaning of this tax in the context of globalization as well as the pros and cons of its use.
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