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Sarah Anderson is Global Economy Director at the Institute for Policy Studies
100 CEOs’ Nest Eggs = Retirement Savings of 41% of Families
Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We need to talk about the retirement savings gap.
Papal Smackdown: Pope Francis v. Fossil Fuel Execs
Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet
The Pope has taken aim at a lucrative system.
The 3 Most Asinine Corporate Arguments Against CEO-Worker Pay Disclosure
Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet
As Dodd-Frank turns five, the SEC hasn't been able to put the regulations into practice.
Supporting NAFTA Was the Kiss of Death for Democrats --Why Dems Should Think Twice About Voting for TPP
Posted on: Jun 8, 2015, Source: AlterNet
As President Obama twists arms to pass “fast track,” a look back at the Democrats who helped Clinton win the bloody trade battle of 1993.
How the Civil War Never Ended for Black America
Posted on: May 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet
By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement
3 Charts That Show Just How Much Wall Street Bonuses Swamp Low-Wage Worker Pay
Posted on: Mar 11, 2015, Source: AlterNet
We’re unfairly rewarding the people whose work we couldn’t do without, such as taking care of the elderly.
These Companies Paid Their CEOs More Than They Pay in Taxes
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.
Food Chain CEOs Want Subsidies for Their Salaries, But Are Against Raising Workers' Wages
Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet
There's injustice inside your Chipotle burrito bowl and your Starbucks latte.
Ferrari and Yacht Dealers Rejoice! Wall Street Hands Out Even More Obscene Bonuses Than Last Year`
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
And the Oscar for Most Brilliant Activism by Hollywood Celebrity Goes to ... 'Flesh-Eating Zombies on Wall St.'
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.
How Fast Food Giants Use Loopholes to Avoid taxes, Pay Execs Giant Pay, and the Workers Peanuts
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.
Filthy Rich CEOs Are Lobbying to Cut Medicare, Social Security and Push the Retirement Age Back
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.
How Progressives Won Four Important Victories in 10 Days
Posted on: Sep 20, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Are there some lessons here for future fights?
How Highly Paid CEOs Rip Off Their Companies and the Public Via Fraud and Walk Away With Their Pockets Bulging
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.
With Inequality Spiraling Out of Control It's Insane to Consider Cutting Social Security
Posted on: Mar 15, 2013, Source: AlterNet
The United States already has a poverty rate among the elderly of 24 percent.
4 Modest Wishes for New Treasury Secretary Jack Lew
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.
Robin Hood Rising: Grassroots Campaign Spurs EU Parliament to Tax Financial Speculation
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?
Five Job-Destroying CEOs Trying to “Fix” the Debt by Slashing Corporate Taxes and Cutting Social Security Benefits
Posted on: Dec 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet
Let's name them and shame them.
10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
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.
6 Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes
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.
Runaway CEO Pay Helped Create the Economic Crisis; So Why Are Politicians Still Covering For Rich Execs?
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.
Bankers' Pay Still Skyrocketing, as Wall Street's Casino Rolls On
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.
Shut Down the Global Financial Casino Where Food Is Traded Like a Poker Chip
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.
Hidden Corporate Scandal: CEOs Who Laid Off the Most Workers Rake in the Most Treasure
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.
Proving That Tea Partiers' Anti-Tax Extremism Isn't Even Loved by All Conservatives
Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet
Taxing speculation could take us a long way toward reining in Wall Street.
Time to Tax the Financial Speculators
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.
Calling Greedy Wall Street Bankers Fat Cats Is an Insult to Cats
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.
30 Hours Clashing with Corporate Lobbyists on a White House Committee Showed Me How Hard "Change" Really Is
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.
Turning Lead Into Gold: How CEOs' "Performance Incentives" Are Screwing Everybody
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.
There's a Bubble That Still Threatens the Entire American Economy ... and Few Are Talking About It
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.
Executive Pay and the Obscene Culture of Wall Street
Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: AlterNet
Some expert talking points on an economy in crisis.
Bailouts Dwarf Spending on Climate and Poverty Crises
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.
The Massive Wealth Redistribution that Doesn't Bother John McCain
Posted on: Oct 31, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.
Truth, Lies, the Bailout and CEO Pay
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.
In Wake of Crash, McCain Talks Tough About CEO Pay -- Will Congress Call His Bluff?
Posted on: Sep 23, 2008, Source: AlterNet
The candidate is proposing a radical restriction on pay for CEOs of bailed-out firms.Â But is he serious or is this just election season populism?
Outrageous CEO Salaries Are a Nationwide Scandal -- Where Are the Politicians?
Posted on: Aug 24, 2008, Source: AlterNet
Obama and McCain are both taking whacks at overpaid CEOs, but their solutions fall short.
At the Height of an Energy Crisis, Fat-Cat CEOs Still Litter the Skies with Private Jets
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.
Busting Paranoid Right-Wing Fantasies of Dissolving the Mexico-U.S.-Canada Borders
Posted on: Apr 8, 2008, Source: AlterNet
It's time to call BS on the idea of a mythical North American Union.
Will Dems Follow Through on Promises to Fix NAFTA?
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.
Wal-Martâ€™s New Greenwashing Report
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.
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