Attac (Association for Transaction Taxes to Aid Citizens)
- Anael LabigneAffiliated withCentre for Social Investment, Universitaet Heidelberg
- , Regina ListAffiliated withCentre for Social Investment, Universitaet Heidelberg
Address of Organization
66-72 rue Marceau 93 100 Montreuil-sous-bois France www.attac.org
The Association for Transaction Taxes to Aid Citizens, better known as Attac, is a French-based international NGO that has become emblematic of the antiestablishment organizations that mushroomed with the deepening of the economic recession of the late 1990s. Attac claims to act as advocates for the rights of those “without rights” and has many links to the wider antiglobalization movement.
In 1972, James Tobin (1918–2002), an American economist and Nobel Prize winner, proposed a worldwide standardized tax on currency speculations, the so-called Tobin tax. His idea was to make short-term currency speculation less attractive, since he considered it detrimental to the economy.
In December 1997, Ignacio Ramonet, editor of the French journal Le Monde diplomatique wrote an article titled “Désarmer les marchés” (“Disarm the Markets”), ...
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- Attac (Association for Transaction Taxes to Aid Citizens)
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- International Encyclopedia of Civil Society
- pp 54-56
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- Editor Affiliations
- 1. University of Heidelberg
- 2. Hertie School of Governance
- 3. George Mason University
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- 1. Centre for Social Investment, Universitaet Heidelberg, Schillerstrasse 4-8, Heidelberg, 69115, Germany
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