April 6, 2016 | When a high-rolling trader buys millions of dollars' worth of stocks or derivatives, there's no levy at all.
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
November 11, 2015 | Just 100 CEOs have as much saved up for retirement as 50 million American families combined.
April 1, 2015 | While the rest of us pay the sticker price, lawmakers are considering a special deluxe tax rate for giant corporations.
November 19, 2014 | Many corporations are paying their CEOs more than they pay the Treasury.
October 8, 2014 | The nation's largest full-service restaurant chain is sending three top executives off with $68 million while paying workers $2.13 per hour.
September 10, 2014 | These machines senselessly endanger your health.
July 9, 2014 | Since Congress is sitting on its hands, progress on reining in executive over-compensation is cropping up elsewhere.
June 4, 2014 | We're all footing the bill for bonuses the company's executives pocket and food stamps its underpaid workers obtain for survival.
April 30, 2014 | A tiny tax on every financial transaction would curb Wall Street recklessness.
March 12, 2014 | Raising the minimum wage would give our economy much more bang for the buck than we get from the financial industry's yearly windfalls.
February 26, 2014 | The American people know a fake when they see it.
January 22, 2014 | Obama should follow in FDR's footsteps and do something about the "overprivileged" as well as improving conditions for the poorest among us.
December 2, 2013 | Thanks to a loophole that subsidizes CEO pay, McDonald's, Yum Brands, Wendy's, Burger King, Domino's, and Dunkin' Brands trimmed $64 million from their tax bills in 2011 and 2012.
November 19, 2013 | The loudest calls for Social Security cuts are coming from CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security.
March 14, 2013 | In the richest country in the world, it's downright insane to even consider cutting back on benefits necessary to provide a dignified retirement for hard-working Americans.