Our deadline poet delivers: from Skip Tenczar
As we look at what Liz Cheney now says,
Giving interviews often like Octazio Cortez.
The GOP took away her power,
But she refuses to cower.
It looks like she will be running for prez.
Part one: a conversation with Sarah Anderson director of the Global Economy Project
How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic More than half of the country’s 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while their frontline employees made 2 percent less.This was despite the poor performance of the executives. We also talk about the “philantrophy washing” that many corporations engage in.
bio: Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.org. Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including inequality, Wall Street reform, CEO pay, taxes, labor, and international trade and investment. Sarah is a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of more than 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.
During the Obama administration, she served on the Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). In 2009, this subcommittee carried out a review of the U.S. model bilateral investment treaty. 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 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 and an editor for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University and a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University.
From Injury to Insult: America’s CEOs and the Great Pandemic Plunder https://ips-dc.org/events/from-injury-to-insult-americas-ceos-and-the-great-pandemic-plunder/?emci=45640a53-f7ac-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&emdi=cb5009f8-feac-eb11-85aa-0050f237abef&ceid=3903204
part two: a conversation with Professor Garrett Epps
We discuss the concept of slavery, and how it applies currently within our penal system.
The War Over the 13th Amendment and Modern Day Slavery Its “servitude” clause allows prisoners to be put to work and underpaid—i.e. unpaid. How Senator Jeff Merkley and a band of activists are fighting back.
bio: Garret Epps is the Legal Affairs Editor of the Washington Monthly and a professor of law emeritus at the University of Baltimore. He is the author of American Epic: Reading the U.S. Constitution and four other books about the Constitution. s