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Well, I like the eBay type approach where a charitable donation is requested at checkout. I can choose, without pressure, if I want to support that charity and how much for. I 'trust' that eBay is actually passing that money on. When 'buying' something,
its easy to add a small charge ontop for charity, and it even appears separately on my bank account so that the charity get the tax benefit too.
I'd much rather the Banks focused on the 'charity begins at home' message and figure a way to give a very small part of their dealings to charity themselves. I think the
Robin Hood tax is promoting just that.
In fact I think that topic deserves a Finextra blog all on its own, from anyone that knows more about it than I.
09 Apr 2010