Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project of the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive multi-issue think tank, in Washington DC.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 1:15pm
Walmart’s Top-to-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies
Low-income families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives also took a hit. The cutbacks ate into the discount giant’s sales because so many of its low-income customers rely on this public assistance program to help pay for their groceries. And that made...
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Can you prepare inaccurate reports that serve the interests of Wall Street executives over a poorly-paid work force? If so, you might just be the winning candidate. (File) Views
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9:15am
Help Wanted: Slow and Expensive Corporate Accountant
Fortune 500 company is seeking a highly unproductive senior accountant to help inflate the cost of complying with a new federal law requiring that all publicly held corporations disclose the ratio between their CEO and median worker pay. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a long-time opponent of CEO-...
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
Derailing the High-Speed Trading Bullet Train Before It Crashes Our Economy
On the afternoon of May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its fastest nosedive ever. Within minutes, a trillion dollars in wealth went “poof.” What happened? What actually set it off remains in dispute. Yet we do know that high-frequency traders, relying on computers programmed to...
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 1:11pm
Wall Street Bonuses vs. the Minimum Wage
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 1:26pm
Without any Grassroots, This Austerity Group Withered
The austerity mania that plagued our political system for four years is finally subsiding. The latest sign is President Barack Obama’s decision to nix the Social Security cuts he had previously included in his budget proposal.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 1:50pm
Celebrities, European Leaders Push for Final Deal on Wall Street Tax
If you love Harry Potter, zombies, European art house films, or thumbing your nose at the big banks, you’ll love the new video promoting a Wall Street tax.
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 6:54am
Swiss Activists: Let’s Cap CEO Pay
Not all that many generations ago, the idea of an income floor for working Americans—a minimum wage—seemed impractically utopian.
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Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:28pm
Fast Food Giants Gorge on Subsidies
The fast food industry is notorious for handing out lean paychecks to their burger flippers and fat ones to their CEOs. What’s less well-known is that taxpayers are actually subsidizing fast food incomes at both the bottom — and top — of the industry.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 9:34am
CEOs Against Grandmas
David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, has more than $134 million in his personal retirement fund. If I were sitting on a nest egg that big, I might feel a bit sheepish about telling ordinary grandmas and grandpas to take a cut in their Social Security payments.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:34am
Corporate Tax Dodgers: 10 Companies and Their Tax Loopholes
As the budget battles in Washington continue, corporations have stepped into the fray with some of the most aggressive lobbying we’ve seen in years – calling for cuts to corporate tax rates, a widening of offshore tax loopholes that already cost the U.S. Treasury $90 billion a year, and cuts to government services and benefits, including Social Security and Medicare.
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