Infotech For the creation of a European tax on speculations, Pierre Larrouturou begins a hunger strike

For the creation of a European tax on speculations, Pierre Larrouturou begins a hunger strike




Pierre Larrouturou, disciple of Michel Rocard or Jacques Delors tried for years to convince governments and elected officials that it was necessary to go to the 4-day working week to resolve unemployment. Without success. He was elected MEP on the Nouvelle Donne list in 2019 and he is now putting his energy into convincing his colleagues to give Europe the means to invest massively for the climate, transport or the green transformation of agriculture. . To begin with, he wants to finally create the tax on financial transactions promoted by Nobel laureate in economics James Tobin since 1972. The tax could bring in 50 billion euros per year. He succeeded in obtaining the support in Parliament of a majority of elected officials, including from the right: they threaten not to vote the 2021 budget if they are not listened to! But governments – caught up in emergencies like the Covid and Brexit, have not listened to him and the media have not sufficiently reflected his ideas, nor spoken enough about his book “Today the spirit revolts” in his taste.

So, to make himself heard, this man who never doubts – it is his strength and his weakness at the same time – has just gone on hunger strike. He explained his approach on Periscope, a retransmission where his interventions mingle with those of many guests. He got us

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