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Bernie Sanders' 77 Percent Estate Tax for Billionaires is Not Enough

The tax will raise revenues. But unless a glaring loophole is closed, the corrosive effects on our democracy will continue.
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Organizers Oust Amazon HQ2 from New York

Invest in communities, New Yorkers say, not a labor-busting, tax-avoiding corporation that profits off hate.
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Have the Rich Always Laughed Stiff Tax Rates Away?

Fans of grand fortune want us to believe that the rich have never paid much more of their income in taxes than they do now. History says otherwise.
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The Psychology of the Wall

Walls are cropping up all over the world. But as with guns, the sense of safety and security that comes from a wall is almost entirely illusory.
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If You Hate Campaign Season, Blame Money in Politics

The fact that 2020 candidates are announcing now is a testament to the huge expense of elections. Can a new law change that?
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Youth Movements Changing Tactics in the Face of Climate Crisis

From occupying House offices to suing the federal government, young people are exploring creative strategies to spur action on climate change.
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Is the Longest US War Finally Ending?

Rumors swirl of a ceasefire in Afghanistan, but key sectors of Afghan society are excluded from the talks.
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Taxing the Rich Is Bold — Can It Be Sustainable Too?

Innovative proposals like tying income tax rates for America's riches to the minimum wage for America's poorest could help high tax rates survive over the long haul.

Reports

  • Arts Event: Next Stop: North Korea

    March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm at District of Columbia Arts Center

    John Feffer’s next solo show brings us in-country insights into that shuttered country.

  • Film: Cubanas, Mujeres en Revolución

    March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at True Reformer Building, Lankford Auditorium

    For International Women's Day 2019 is the DC premeire of a new film about the continuous role of women in the Revolution, both in the guerrilla struggle and in the construction of the new Cuban society, portrayed through the testimonies of heroines.

  • What Can Be Done About Inequality? – NYC Event

    March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at CUNY The Graduate Center

    The Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality host two IPS experts with new books bring fresh ideas to the topic, Chuck Collins, author of Is Inequality in America Irreversible? and Sam Pizzigati, author of The Case for a Maximum Wage.

  • National Mobilization to Oppose NATO, War, and Racism

    March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Lafayette Park, across from the White House

    Join with us in Washington DC or at a demonstration in your area to show, in the strongest possible way, our opposition to NATO’s destructive wars and its racist military policies around the world.

  • Reversing Wealth Inequality (Oregon)

    April 17 @ 7:30 pm at Oregon Humanities Center

    IPS's Chuck Collins making "The Case for Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home."

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