What we are now witnessing is residue from the era of colonialism.
A Financial Transactions Tax would effectively impose a sales tax on stocks and other financial assets, so that speculators have to pay a tax on their trades.
Amanda Eckerson is a writer and multi-media artist reporting on the 2012 elections in Venezuela from a
people´s movement perspective. She holds a degree in history from Yale University and was a 2009 Fulbright scholar to Venezuela.