Taxpayers, High Finance,
and the CEO Pay Bubble
About the Authors
Sarah Anderson is the Director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and a co-author
of 15 previous IPS annual reports on executive compensation.
John Cavanagh is the Director of the Institute for Policy Studies and co-author of Development Redefined: How
the Market Met Its Match (Paradigm, 2009).
Chuck Collins is a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, where he directs the Program on Inequality
and the Common Good. He was a co-founder of United for a Fair Economy, and his latest book is the co-
authored The Moral Measure of the Economy.
Sam Pizzigati is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies and the author of Greed and Good: Under-
standing and Overcoming the Inequality That Limits Our Lives (Apex Press, 2004). He edits Too Much, on online
weekly on excess and inequality.
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research,
and Rob Weissman, Essential Action, for providing valuable comments on this report.
Research Assistance: Travis McArthur
Report Design: Chris Hartman Cover Design: Marantha Wilson and Nathan Kerksick
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