That letter from 350 economists in favour of the Robin Hood TaxFebruary 16, 2010February 16, 2010 Tim WorstallRagging on Ritchie10 CommentsRichard Murphy – UK Director, Tax Research UK Eh? That\’s a bloody poor list of names. previousValuable educationnextAmericans are \’most attractive\’ people in the world, poll finds 10 thoughts on “That letter from 350 economists in favour of the Robin Hood Tax” PC February 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm Ok….350 economists and retired accountants then 😛 Philip Walker February 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm Rather pleasingly, no-one from my institution. I knew the Ec. department up here is fairly sane, but that’s good to see. Brian, follower of Deornoth February 16, 2010 at 7:14 pm How many economists was it that wrote the letter to Margaret Thatcher? Roger Thornhill February 16, 2010 at 7:15 pm Only 350? Well this will be another long list of Economists who called it wrong, just like the 364 who got it wrong 29 years ago. Andrew K February 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm In fairness Tim, its credibility is enhanced by the absence of any signatories from the new economics foundation. rech February 16, 2010 at 11:11 pm I’ve been promoted to “arch-sceptic” which is flattering but they still haven’t answered any of my questions. Emil February 17, 2010 at 2:46 am I think this quote is very fitting here: “If 50 million people say a foolish thing, it’s still a foolish thing.” Anatole France (1844-1924) Johnathan Pearce February 17, 2010 at 9:31 am I was wondering how they would ever replace Tommy Cooper when he died. It seems we have found a replacement. Arise, Richard Murphy! DocBud February 17, 2010 at 9:48 am I’m sorry, Johnathan, I disagree. Tommy Cooper was a comic genius, Richard Murphy is a tragic accountant. Accountancy has only ever been funny once in history: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMOmB1q8W4Y&feature=player_embedded# Kris February 17, 2010 at 12:10 pm >>Prof. Kunibert Raffer – Austria >>Professor of Economics, University of Vienna Nomen est omen. “Raffer” means “moneygrubber”. BTW Didn’t the historical Robin Hood actually rob the tax COLLECTOR? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.