Sarah Anderson

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Friday, May 04, 2012
Wall Street's Speed Demons: A 10-Point Primer
People who care about helping companies raise capital to innovate and create jobs don't drive our contemporary Wall Street. "High-frequency" traders do.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes
As American families rush to complete their annual tax returns, many will have paid more in federal income taxes than some of America’s largest and most profitable corporations. AT&T, Boeing, Citigroup, Duke Energy and Ford collectively reported more than $20 billion of US pre-tax income last year, yet none of them paid a dime in federal income taxes. Instead, they claimed refunds of more than $1.3 billion from the IRS.
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Thursday, April 05, 2012
At Last, Conservative Candidate Supports Wall Street Speculation Tax
The conservative presidential candidate has decided he can't win unless he raises taxes on the financial sector. No, I'm not talking about Mitt Romney, but this isn't a belated April fool's joke either.
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Friday, March 02, 2012
Crikey! Australia Shocks Corporate America on Trade
The Australian government doesn’t like it when global tobacco giants can sue them over public health laws. Corporate America finds this utterly unreasonable.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Thanks to Occupy, Senate Looks at Inequality
I had the opportunity to testify on inequality before the Senate Budget Committee last week. No one seems to recall the last time the committee devoted a whole hearing to this issue. So you can add this to the signs of the Occupy movement's impact on our political discourse.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Occupy the Budget: How to Pay for the Crisis While Making Our Nation More Equitable, Green, and Secure
Some lawmakers are trying to give America the cartoon image of a penniless hobo, circa 1932, with holes in his pants and nothing but a cold can of beans for dinner. We're broke, they say, with no choice but to slash spending on public services. The truth is that we're a rich nation. We need to make big changes, of course. But we should see this crisis as an opportunity to harness the country's abundant resources in ways that will make us stronger.
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Friday, November 04, 2011
Emerging Economies Join G20 Coalition to Tax Speculation
Talk about piling on.
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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Bill Gates (the .001%) Joins the 99% for Robin Hood Tax
The world's second-richest man and a group of American nurses on the frontlines of the Occupy Wall Street protests came to the G20 summit in Cannes, France this week to advocate for the same thing.
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Monday, October 10, 2011
Job Destroyers Don't Deserve a Tax Holiday
A coalition of big businesses is waging a campaign for a massive tax holiday on corporate profits stashed overseas. Its lobbyists claim that this windfall would create millions of jobs. If our lawmakers buy that, they've got very short memories.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Obama Supported Financial Transactions Taxes – Before Summers Nixed It
The hot new book in Washington, Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men , shines a bit of new light on the Obama administration’s lack of support for financial transactions taxes.
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