Sarah Anderson

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Friday, July 22, 2011
New Report Exposes Wall Street Lobby Against CEO Pay Reform
Remember the big Wall Street showdown? Thought that ended a year ago, when President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation? Think again. Wall Street lobbyists don’t give up so easily.
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Friday, July 01, 2011
Europe Taking Lead on Speculations Tax
Out of the ashes of the 2008 financial crisis, an idea that progressives have been kicking around for decades – a financial transactions tax (FTT) – took on new life.
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Sunday, June 26, 2011
“America Has the Wealth to End the Despair”
Sandy Falwell, who has worked in a neonatal intensive care unit for some 20 years, could tell plenty of stories about the impact of the Great Recession on the lives of her patients. One of the most painful: After a woman gave birth to a 2-pound baby, she told Falwell that she blamed herself for her baby’s premature birth.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
Cut Wall Street Down to Size With a Financial Speculation Tax
If you want to transform the economy, you have to cut Wall Street down to its proper size. One way to do that is to tax the short-term speculative activities that dominate and distort financial markets.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
We Need New Tax on Financial Craps
The economic crisis we’re enduring is extremely costly. America faces a critical choice: Who should pay the bill?
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Thursday, March 10, 2011
Europe Takes the Lead in Drive to Tax Speculators
High-speed rail, universal health care, quality cheese. Let's face it -- the Europeans often leave us Yanks way behind. And now they appear on track again, with solid progress this week towards adopting an innovative proposal to pay for the costs of the global economic crisis.
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Monday, December 13, 2010
Toxic CEO Pay Story
As a critic of runaway CEO pay, I have a lot of scars from debates I've done on cable TV business shows. But my most memorable pummeling was in August 2007, when I nearly got my head bitten off for criticizing Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo on the CNBC show Squawk Box. My offense? I questioned whether Mozilo really deserved to be the sixth-highest paid CEO in the country, given that the company's sub-prime mortgages were already showing clear signs of toxicity, with skyrocketing foreclosure rates.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010
What’s in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen
It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the same amount of water on our planet since the beginning of time, " Susan Leal, co-author of Running Out of Water, told GritTV's Laura Flande rs . "We are on a collision course of a very finite supply and 7.6 billion people."
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Fighting Finance from Below
At the onset of the Third World debt crisis in the 1980s, many economic justice activists were afraid to engage on the issue because they felt it was just too complicated. Then, in the 1990s, the hot issue was trade. And again, many people thought, "I'll never understand the World Trade Organization." But eventually, in both of these cases, large numbers of people bit the bullet and learned enough to have a voice in these debates. And they built strong movements for debt and trade justice that continue today.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
Food Shouldn't be a Poker Chip
This Thanksgiving, most farmers around my hometown in central Minnesota are celebrating a good harvest. Rain--for once--fell at the right time in the right amounts, and prices for many crops grown in Litchfield are high.
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