Stories by Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is the author of the new report Off the Deep End: The Wall Street Bonus Pool and Low-Wage Workers. subscribe to Sarah Anderson's feed

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017, Source: OtherWords

A small number of drug companies reap windfalls from people's pill addictions. Now, working people are holding them accountable.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The culture that led to the 2008 financial crisis continues to flourish.

Posted on: Jan 11, 2017, Source: Other Words

A new law guarantees paid time off for new parents, the sick and their relatives to care for them.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Andrew Puzder wants to apply his fast food principles to federal policy.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Everyone should be able to enjoy their golden years—not just former CEOs and presidents.

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016, Source: OtherWords

A politically diverse coalition fighting predatory lenders in South Dakota offers hope for all of us in a divisive time.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Voters in many states, including red ones, approved proposals that will reduce our economic divide.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

From taxing the wealthy to price-gouging on drugs, there are a wide variety of inequality-related measures on the ballot.

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.

Posted on: Jul 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

In 2015 the Indiana governor told Obama his state would not comply with the Clean Power Plan.

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.

Posted on: Oct 26, 2015, Source: AlterNet

We need to talk about the retirement savings gap.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet

The Pope has taken aim at a lucrative system.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: AlterNet

As Dodd-Frank turns five, the SEC hasn't been able to put the regulations into practice.

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.

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

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.

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.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: AlterNet

There's injustice inside your Chipotle burrito bowl and your Starbucks latte.

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