Robin Hood Tax Demonstration at Bill Gate Speech at the International Aids Conference

Protestors disrupted billionaire Bill Gates as he spoke to the International AIDS Conference. They asked him to support a “Robin Hood Tax” to fund global health initiatives.

We need more money for these global health activities, but the people who aere experts on financial systems in terms of — would it be enforcible … would it really work? And haven’t felt that it would.

— Bill Gates

Bill Gates and Bill Clinton called for a new emphasis on cost-effective strategies in the global fight against AIDS as governments scale back contributions that have significantly expanded access to treatment in the developing world.