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Robin Hood Economics Falls Flat in Debates

Robin Hood is dead. Or at least seriously ailing. The politics of taking from the rich and giving to the poor — the politics that philosophers from Aristotle to James
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Austerity Robin Hood: a billionaire who takes from "scroungers" and gives to "hardworking people"

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

A beautiful essay in the London Review of Books traces the twists and turns of the Robin Hood story over time, to the era of austerity, where "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor" takes on a completely different complexion....

Robin Hood in Reverse (22/06/10)

Politics / UK Politics : Action 4 Equality Scotland

The final salary pension schemes operated by Scotland's councils - are a fine example of Robin Hood in reverse. Why? Because they take from the 'poor' and give to the 'rich'.What happens is that low paid employees - end up subsidisi...

These Men Dressed Like Robin Hood Are Making The Occupy Wall Street Protests All About Handouts

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock

The legendary tale of Robin Hood is being re-created at the Occupy Wall Street protests. To steal from the rich to give to the poor is, at least in part, the goal that protesters hope to further as they proclaim to the U.S. governme...

Romney Is Robin Hood In Reverse, Says Obama

News : The Inquisitr - News

Robin Hood is famous for stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Mitt Romney, according to President Obama, wants to be “robin hood in reverse” by stealing from the poor and giving to the rich. After raising $2.3 million at a...

Robin Hood Economics Falls Flat in Debates

US Politics / Conservative : Right Wing News

There is a ballot initiative coming up for vote this November. It’s the only one of its kind in the entire country – but hey – things must begin somewhere.


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