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Robin Hood tax Line breaks: Robin Hood tax

Definition of Robin Hood tax in English:


A tax aiming to redistribute resources in order to achieve greater social equality, especially a proposed tax on transactions made by financial institutions: any indication that the Robin Hood Tax might be implemented soon will be welcomed by anti-poverty campaigners
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  • A proposed levy on banks' financial transactions has been nicknamed the Robin Hood tax.
  • Last week a development charity press office sought my support for a "Robin Hood tax".
  • Imagine him saying that the money will be made available either through quantitative easing or by adopting a Robin Hood tax.


1960s: from the legend of Robin Hood, who reputedly stole from the rich in order to help the poor.

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