[DEBATE] : Re: The Myth of Microloans A Nobel Peace Prize forNeoliberalism?
pbond at mail.ngo.za
Sat Oct 21 21:39:09 BST 2006
Peter Waterman wrote:
> As for Tobin, he
> already got his Nobel...although the Alternative Nobel people might give him
> one for having inspired, if not invented, ATTAC (is this maybe the one that
> got away?).
Yes, he passed away a couple of years ago, without ever (as I recall)
explicitly supporting the movements that sprang up in his ('Tobin Tax')
name. He was, after all, an economist, and not prone to alliance with
And thankfully ATTAC has moved a long way beyond financial transaction
taxes. I was with their Norway group last Monday when they launched a
terrific new book, Economic Apartheid. The German ATTAC is going strong.
But I gather the French group had an ugly split recently, partly over
ideology, partly over a stolen election.
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