May 21, 2019 | By 2035, seniors will outnumber children. A new plan in Washington state shows how we can care for them — and for their caretakers.
About Sarah Anderson
IPS Global Economy Project Director Sarah Anderson’s current work includes research, writing, and networking on issues related to the impact of international trade, finance, and investment policies on inequality, sustainability, and human rights. Sarah is also a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of 16 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.
In 2009, she served on an advisory committee to the Obama administration on bilateral investment treaties. In 2000, she served on the staff of the bipartisan International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission (“Meltzer Commission”), commissioned by the U.S. Congress to evaluate the World Bank and IMF. Sarah is also a board member of Jubilee USA Network and a co-author of the books Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, 2nd edition, 2005) and Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, 2nd edition, 2004).
Prior to coming to IPS in 1992, Sarah was a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development (1989-1992) and an editor for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (1988). She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University and a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University.
Articles by Sarah Anderson
May 7, 2019 | If the minimum wage had kept up with Wall Street bonuses, it would be worth $33 today, instead of just $7.25.
February 13, 2019 | The fact that 2020 candidates are announcing now is a testament to the huge expense of elections. Can a new law change that?
October 22, 2018 | Caring for loved ones with dementia is hard enough. Families shouldn't have to bear a financial crisis on top of that.
June 29, 2018 | The Supreme Court just dealt unions a crushing blow, but they've endured worse — and come out stronger.
May 23, 2018 | Would you do your best work for a CEO who pulls in 5,000 times your own salary?
March 28, 2018 | How poverty, climate change, and bad policy put poor people at greater risk from pest-borne diseases.
December 6, 2017 | While Republicans may succeed in scoring a short-term win for their donors, their tax plan is sparking a new moral movement against inequality.
August 9, 2017 | Most Americans now have A/C at home. At work, it's a different story.
May 10, 2017 | A business owner turned state legislator is working to rein in runaway pay at the top of the corporate ladder.
April 12, 2017 | While you and I file our taxes, Republicans want to make it even easier for big banks to dodge them.
March 15, 2017 | A small number of drug companies reap windfalls from people's pill addictions. Now, working people are holding them accountable.
February 15, 2017 | Tax avoidance by the wealthiest Americans is drying up our heartland communities and squelching opportunities for our young people.
January 11, 2017 | While official Washington digs in against paid leave, locals in the nation's capital helped win one of the country's most generous family and medical leave plans.
November 23, 2016 | A politically diverse coalition fighting predatory lenders in South Dakota offers hope for all of us in a divisive time.