Stories by Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-author of the Institute's 20th anniversary Executive Excess report, "Bailed Out, Booted, and Busted." subscribe to Sarah Anderson's feed

Posted on: Nov 18, 2014, Source: Institute for Policy Studies

Adding insult to injury, there's hardly any transparency from public corporations on how much taxes they actually pay.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's injustice inside your Chipotle burrito bowl and your Starbucks latte.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2014, Source: Other Words

If the $26.7 billion in bonuses had instead gone to minimum wage workers, our economy would be expected to grow by about $32.3 billion

Posted on: Feb 17, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Andrew Lincoln of popular show, 'The Walking Dead' has a hilarious new video attacking the greed of our financial system.

Posted on: Dec 2, 2013, Source: OtherWords

Thanks to a loophole that subsidizes CEO pay, huge food chains trimmed millions from their tax bills in 2011 and 2012.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2013, Source: OtherWords

The loudest calls for Social Security cuts are coming from CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Are there some lessons here for future fights?

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Just one example of a corporate culture that rewards executives for behavior that hurts workers, taxpayers, and shareholders.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The United States already has a poverty rate among the elderly of 24 percent.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2013, Source: AlterNet

I can only hope that the incoming Secretary may learn a few lessons from his predecessor’s shortcomings.

Posted on: Dec 13, 2012, Source: YES! Magazine

European legislators voted overwhelmingly this week in favor of a tax on financial speculation, which could raise billions of Euros. Could it happen in the United States?

Posted on: Oct 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The Fix the Debt coalition is using the so-called “fiscal cliff” to push the same old corporate agenda of more tax breaks while shifting the burden on to the rest of us.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2012, Source: The Nation

AT&T, Boeing, Citigroup, Duke Energy and Ford reported more than $20 billion of US pre-tax income last year, but didn't pay any federal income taxes. Here's why.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new study looks at the worst executive excesses--while Congress continues to help CEOs hide their outrageous pay rates from the public.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2010, Source: Other Words

While any petty shoplifter or check-bouncer would have to face the prospect of jail time, Countrywide CEO Mozilo thus far has managed to escape criminal charges.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2010, Source: Other Words

Excessive speculation played a significant role in the 2008 food crisis, when soaring prices pushed 130 million people into hunger in the world's poorest countries.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: AlterNet

CEOs are throwing workers onto the unemployment rolls and dodging taxes to boost short-term profits and fatten their own paychecks.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Taxing speculation could take us a long way toward reining in Wall Street.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2010, Source: YES! Magazine

As we reel from the worst financial crisis in 80 years, the idea of rethinking the role of Wall Street is much more open.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: MinuteMan Media

My cat is on the pudgy side, but she is nothing like our titans of finance. Let's stop maligning our feline friends by comparing them to greedy, evil Wall Street execs.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2009, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The "cow-boy" model of capitalism has failed dramatically, but corporate America still wants to roam the planet free of regulation.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

A new Institute for Policy Studies Report shows how big-business bubbles are keeping CEOs in the black -- and robbing the little guy.

Posted on: Sep 1, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Outrageously large rewards for executives give executives an incentive to behave outrageously -- and engage in behaviors that put the rest of us at risk.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Some expert talking points on an economy in crisis.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Neglecting aid to the developing world, and fixating on the financial mess, will negatively affect Western nations.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.

Posted on: Oct 6, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The bailout does precious little to limit the extravagant pay that gives top executives the incentive to behave outrageously.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The candidate is proposing a radical restriction on pay for CEOs of bailed-out firms.  But is he serious or is this just election season populism?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Obama and McCain are both taking whacks at overpaid CEOs, but their solutions fall short.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source: The Baltimore Sun

The private-jet perk is -- literally and figuratively -- a high-profile sign of an executive reward system out of control.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet

It's time to call BS on the idea of a mythical North American Union.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Washington is long overdue for making sure U.S. trade policies put workers and the environment above corporate interests.

Posted on: Nov 19, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The big-box company's new glossy environmental report can't hide that its fundamental problem is its business model.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2007, Source: AlterNet

It looks like the party may be over for one corporate crook.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Is the labor of corporate CEOs really hundreds of times more valuable than the labor of other leaders?

Posted on: Aug 28, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The little guys may be hurting, but fear not for the titans of capital.

Posted on: May 31, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

The man who tried to equate resistance to corporate globalization with the terrorism of al Qaeda now takes over the World Bank following Paul Wolfowitz's scandal-ridden tenure.

Posted on: May 6, 2007, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Leaders of developing countries are often forced to work with institutions that promote and protect foreign investment -- with little regard for the costs to democracy and the environment.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The CEOs who sit on the powerful Business Roundtable are working to stop Congress from moving ahead with executive pay reform. The reason? It's all personal.

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