Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive multi-issue think tank, in Washington DC.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
If Washington Won’t Rein In Corporate Greed, Your State Might
Josh Elliott is fed up with overpaid CEOs. As the owner of a Connecticut natural foods market with 40 employees, he says he could never justify pocketing hundreds of times more pay than his employees. “I’m very much a capitalist,” Elliott told me in an interview. “But there need to be limits.”...
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Thursday, April 13, 2017
You Pay Your Fair Share. Shouldn’t Wall Street?
Did you pay all of your taxes this April? Wall Street banks typically pay much less than the official 35 percent corporate tax rate. And yet after attacking Hillary Clinton for her ties to Wall Street, President Donald Trump is pushing reforms that would make it even easier for big banks to rig the...
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Saturday, April 08, 2017
Marching for Trump Tax Transparency
Candidate Trump repeatedly promised to release his past tax returns, once they were no longer being audited. But those promises have failed to materialize, and Trump appears to have no plans to release his 2016 returns either. This makes him the first president in 40 years to conceal this...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Going After the Opioid Profiteers
Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. He was too embarrassed. Then, on September 28, 2014, Tyler’s body was found in a vacant lot in Akron, Ohio. The 23-year-old had become addicted to opioid pain killers after several sports-related injuries and surgeries...
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Sunday, March 05, 2017
Going After the Pain Profiteers
Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. He was too embarrassed. Then, on September 28, 2014, Tyler’s body was found in a vacant lot in Akron, Ohio. The 23-year-old had become addicted to opioid pain killers after several sports-related injuries and surgeries...
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Sunday, December 04, 2016
Overpaid Oil CEOs for Top Diplomat?
Reuters is reporting that Donald Trump is considering ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson and former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond for the post of Secretary of State. As someone who’s been analyzing CEO pay for more than 20 years, I feel like I know these guys. So I couldn’t resist pulling out excerpts from...
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
‘Foreclosure King’ for Treasury
Donald Trump has reportedly picked his presidential campaign’s finance chairman to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Steve Mnuchin is a Wall Street insider, a 17-year-veteran of Goldman Sachs, and currently the head of the hedge fund Dune Capital Management. The Financial Services...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Confederate Symbols and Inequality
The city council of Alexandria, Virginia voted on September 17 to change the name of a highway named after Confederate President Jefferson Davis and to seek the state legislature’s permission to move a statue of a rebel soldier from a busy thoroughfare in the city’s historic center. Prior to the...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Close the Wall Street CEO Bonus Loophole
Over nine million American families lost their homes in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and millions watched their retirement savings evaporate. Meanwhile, the Wall Street banks that caused the crash were doling out executive stock options that would generate huge windfalls once bailout...
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Thursday, July 07, 2016
The Democratic Platform Feels the Bern
On the subject of Wall Street reform, the draft platform released by the Democratic Party reads much more like a Bernie Sanders stadium speech than a Hillary Clinton policy memo. "Democrats will fight against the greed and recklessness of Wall Street," they pledge. This tough talk is clearly...
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