Tell me if this reminds you of anything.
Protesters in Chicago call for ‘Robin Hood’ tax
Thousands of nurses and other protesters gathered Friday at a downtown Chicago plaza for a noisy but largely peaceful demonstration demanding a “Robin Hood” tax on banks’ financial transactions, before a smaller but more raucous crowd broke away and began marching through city streets.
And then there’s this.
I really don’t know what to say about that. I mean, this is supposed to be a video for the Robin Hood tax. I guess we’re supposed to find a bunch of thugs accosting an old guy and scaring him half to death funny because after all they only took a little bit of the man’s money. I actually found it unsettling.
But at least it’s honest. The Robin Hood tax is nothing but a slightly more civilized form of robbery.
Yaron and I discuss the Robin Hood myth. . .from a slightly different angle. . .over at Forbes.
(HT: Kurt Kramer)