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Biden Needs to Keep His Promises on Immigration

The new administration has made some welcome changes, but Biden isn’t living up to all his promises — especially on detention.
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Paid Sick and Family Leave Can't Wait

For workers like my mom, the financial strain caused by a lack of paid leave can be just as stressful as catching COVID-19.
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COVID-19 Has Made the Super-Rich Richer. It’s Time for a Billionaire Wealth Tax

The U.S.’s billionaires have amassed democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power as millions have been thrown into poverty
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We Should Tax Billionaires’ Wealth to Help Pay for the Pandemic Recovery

Senator Elizabeth Warren’s bill would levy a small tax on billionaire fortunes. It could raise billions for recovery—and help protect our democracy.
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U.S. Trade Policy Has Failed Black and Latinx Workers

Mainstream narratives on trade suggest white workers from the Midwest suffer most from U.S. trade policies. Evidence shows that's not true.
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Time for the Warren-Jayapal Wealth Tax

Billionaires have reaped tremendous gains during the pandemic. A wealth tax will slow the build-up of democracy-distorting concentrations of wealth and power.

Remembering IPS Associate Fellow Steve Cobble

One of the country’s leading progressive political strategists and visionaries, Cobble never stopped believing that ‘a better world is possible.’
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The National Security State Doesn’t Protect Us. Let’s Redefine Security for All.

Militarism isn't security. Real security encompasses justice, health, housing, food, education, and civil rights.

Reports and Resources

  • The Water Defenders: An SIS-OR Book Event

    March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Online (Eastern time)

    Join Co-Authors Robin Broad, SIS, Professor and John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Director for a discussion on their new book unspooling an untold story replete with corporate greed, a transnational lawsuit at a secretive World Bank tribunal, violent threats, murders, and—surprisi...

  • The Wealth Hoarders on Phoenix Zoom Channel

    April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm at Online (Eastern time)

    IPS Chuck Collins discusses his new book, a shocking exposé of the insidious machinery of inequality is essential reading for anyone wanting the inside story of our age of plutocratic plunder and stashed cash.

  • Creating Exciting Consciousness-Raising Events

    May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Online Zoom Event

    A multimedia workshop with interactive exercises, dynamic peer sharing, and fun pop quizzing of the facilitator to learn about creating compelling experiences for social change.

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