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Sarah Anderson is Global Economy Director at the Institute for Policy Studies
Presidential Politics and CEO Pay
Posted on: Sep 7, 2016, Source: OtherWords
While candidates are busy ranting about Wall Street's fat cats, taxpayers are left picking up their billion-dollar tab.
Mike Pence Is a Loyal Friend to Polluters
Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet
In 2015 the Indiana governor told Obama his state would not comply with the Clean Power Plan.
The Terrible Things That Happen When Santa Claus Visits CEOS
Posted on: Dec 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A 20-year-old rule intended to control CEO pay has bloated executive paychecks while draining tax revenue and widening inequality.
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?
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