terça-feira, 29 de julho de 2014

Mercados, investimentos e taxas

Engelbert Stockhammer

«Markets have proven to be unreliable means of guiding production decisions. Investment is needed in areas such as green technologies, housing, child care and education. In a recession much of that should be deficit-financed to stimulate demand, but there are also areas where taxation should be increased to guarantee a fair system. Multinational corporations presently avoid taxation by transferring profits to tax havens, many of them within the EU, like Luxembourg and Ireland. The super-rich park their wealth offshore to avoid paying their legal share. Like the financial transactions tax, these are all areas where a European initiative would be welcome.»