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Report: Gilded Giving 2022

Report: Gilded Giving 2022

Our nation’s charitable system is in danger of becoming a taxpayer-subsidized platform of private power for the ultra-wealthy.

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New Book Examines and Reimagines Warfare Economies

Miriam Pemberton, Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow, "Six Stops on the National Security Tour: Rethinking Warfare Economies"
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It’s Time to Crack Down on Excessive CEO Pay

The pay gap between workers and CEOs at America’s largest low-wage employers is now 670 to 1. That’s obscene.
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The Weaponization of Food

Russia and Ukraine have come to an agreement on food exports. Will the deal hold?
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Reining in Philanthropic Megadonors: What the Data Tell Us Is Needed

While megadonor gifts are celebrated, the growing dominance of large donors speaks to an erosion of democratic values. This must be addressed now.
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Etsy Sellers Strike for a Fairer Marketplace

Artisans rely on Etsy to market their creations, but the platform’s profit-maximizing policies hurt more than they help. Here’s why the sellers went on strike.
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Janet Yellen’s Noble Effort Comes to Naught

To end the tax games rich people play, we need more oomph than isolated officials can deliver.
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The Fateful Fist Bump

If you thought the polarization of politics in the United States was corrosive, brace yourself for the even more corrosive polarization of geopolitics.

Biden in the Middle East

Phyllis Bennis joined Al Jazeera to discuss the significance and implications of Biden's trip to the Middle East.

Reports and Resources

  • SAVE THE DATE: 46th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards

    October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Friends Meeting of Washington, DC

    IPS returns to in-person an Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Gala, and invites you to honor our fallen heroes Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt and the heroes of today who provide hope during challenging times.

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