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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"Many of the CEOs on these councils had been under heavy pressure to disavow Trump’s agenda of hate and racism even before Charlottesville. That pressure came from grassroots activists," Anderson writes. Views
Sunday, August 20, 2017
The Activists Who Helped Shut Down Trump’s CEO Councils
The CEOs who made up two White House advisory councils have fled like rats on a sinking ship. Their exodus — a dramatic rebuke of Donald Trump — came within 48 hours of the incendiary August 15 press conference where the President praised some of the participants of last week’s white supremacist...
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Thursday, August 17, 2017
The Alt-Right and the 1%
When President Donald Trump let loose at his Tuesday press conference, equating anti-racism protesters with neo-Nazis, it was a big hit with the men who’d taken part in the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville. But Trump wasn’t just playing to the kind of racist crowd that marches around...
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Defenders of overpaid CEOs have reason for angst. (Photo: jerry dohnal/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, July 31, 2017
Rising Angst Among Defenders of Overpaid CEOs
Overpaid CEOs enjoyed a sweet victory in June when the House of Representatives took action to protect them from having to disclose how much more money they make than their workers. But the celebration didn’t last long. The odds of the Senate taking similar action any time soon were always long...
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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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