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.
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
January 18, 2013 | These four progressive proposals have bipartisan potential.
November 14, 2012 | Dozens of CEOs are running a misleading campaign that would just make matters worse.
November 7, 2012 | Members of Congress whose votes favor the 99 percent fared well on Election Day.
October 12, 2012 | The goofy stunts weren't the only game-changers.
May 7, 2012 | The high-frequency trading that dominates the stock market could trigger another global financial crisis.
November 21, 2011 | How to pay for the crisis while making our nation more equitable, green, and secure.
November 4, 2011 | The struggle to tax Wall Street moved forward in Cannes.
November 3, 2011 | The 99 percent and the 0.001 percent agree on something, but the Obama administration is holding out.
October 10, 2011 | When thinks tanks from the left and the right agree on something, Congress should pay attention.
February 14, 2011 | A young nation, ravaged by war, invented new ways of creating economic opportunities and protections--at least for one segment of its citizens.
December 13, 2010 | For a new generation of Angelo Mozilo wannabes, the sky is still the limit.
November 15, 2010 | Commodities markets are dominated by speculators who have never gotten their hands dirty in a corn field.
June 28, 2010 | One place to look for new revenue: the financial sector that got us into this mess in the first place.
January 4, 2010 | 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.