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Even in a Pandemic, Stocks Are Fueling a Billionaire Boom

Even with tens of millions out of work, billionaires are spending record sums at high-end (socially distanced) art auctions.

The Global Rushmore of Autocrats

It’s not Washington and Lincoln Trump imagines himself in the footsteps of — it’s Xi and Putin.
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Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs

A new bill would fund a federal jobs guarantee by taxing the high-volume Wall Street trades favored by pandemic profiteers.

How Military Contracting Hides Human Costs and Increases Inequality

Some 8,000 U.S. contractors have died abroad since 9/11, compared to 7,000 U.S. troops.
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Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets. How can cities close the gap fairly?
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In the US, the Second Wave Is Already Here

While Europe and Asia track down three-digit infection spikes at worst, the U.S. is dealing with over 40,000 a day.
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Time to Rethink the US-ROK Alliance

South Korea is trapped between a U.S. rock and a North Korean hard place. It should consider changing its relationship with the rock.
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Welcome to Hectobillionaire Land

The concentration of America's wealth has gone into overdrive.

Reports and Resources

  • IPS Webinar Series: Borders in Moments of Crisis

    July 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A conversation on how COVID-19 is impacting immigrant communities and how the Climate Crisis is being used as a pretext by the US to militarize borders, and restrict the wellbeing of undocumented people.

  • IPS Webinar Series: Coronavirus Authoritarianism and the Far Right

    July 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A webinar on the power grabs by Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Viktor Orban, and others and how these far right "accelerationists" have mobilized on the street, part of the IPS webinar series, Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic.

  • IPS Webinar Series: Why We Need to Save the Postal Service

    July 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A session explaining why we need to save the Postal Service from an immediate threat and support innovations like postal banking, part of the IPS webinar series, Progressive Politics and the Time of Pandemic:.

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