Breakout: Wealth Taxes

Breakout: Wealth Taxes
11 June, 2020

Breakout: Wealth Taxes

DATE: 17th of June 2020

TIME: 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM (CEST)

Breakout Session

Let’s talk about taxes, taxes, taxes: a transatlantic conversation

While the pandemic lays bare the impact of growing inequality in our communities, we have an enormous opportunity through the economic recovery process to rebalance taxes to support public funding and investment. There is growing momentum globally in support of wealth taxes. International organisations that have previously championed austerity, like the International Monetary Fund, have encouraged governments to consider new wealth taxes. Wealth tax proposals have been introduced in the US presidential primaries, as well as during the last Canadian federal election. Public surveys in North America show widespread support for taxing wealth, and renewed conversation about wealth taxes across Europe suggest growing interest there as well.


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The Speakers

Managing Director of the Corporate Power program at the Roosevelt Institute & Member of the Congressional Oversight Commission for the CARES Act
Global Lead on Tax Justice for Oxfam International
Former Director of the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs at York University
Professor of Economics and Rector of the Mendel University
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