Kevin Shih is the 2010 – 2011 Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He is currently a researcher for the Global Economy Project and New Economy Working Group.
After graduating from Pitzer College with a BA in Sociology, Kevin was involved with the Clean Air Campaign at the Labor Community Strategy Center in Los Angeles. He was also an intern for the Welfare Reform and Income Support Division at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities prior to joining IPS. Kevin’s research interests include social welfare programs, poverty alleviation policies, socio-economic inequality, and sustainable economic development.
Council Members take notice: The people want taxes on the wealthy to be raised.
Can we really trust for-profit corporations to provide us cost effective health care for those who can't afford it?
Due to a recent move within the IPS office, the Newman Fellows are forced to share an office (along with New Economy Working Group Coordinator, Noel) in the side "cave" where nobody visits--this has forced them to talk to each other.
As we enter a more challenging political landscape, IPS will continue to utilize its inside-outside strategy to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power.
A look at the Job Training Partnership Program that was introduced today by the White House.
A look at the effectiveness of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act one year after its passage.
A University of Chicago Law School professor complains that he is struggling to get by with a $400,000 annual family income. IPS Fellow, Sanho Tree, has a two line response for him.
In California, our CEO pay report has become a bipartisan tool on the campaign trail.
At a time when we're experiencing the worst economic crisis in the past 80 years, CEOs who slash jobs should have to tighten their own belts.
The 17th annual executive compensation survey looks at how CEOs laid off thousands while raking in millions.
The 17th annual Executive Excess report shows that CEOs are squeezing workers to boost short-term profits and their own paychecks.
With so many workers losing their jobs, people are buying less and paying less in taxes.
How can we bring back good jobs and sound infrastructure back to the former Motor City?
The Senate should be looking for ways to jumpstart the economy -- but not at the expense of those who suffered the most from the crisis.
In the United States and many countries around the world, there is growing momentum behind proposals to place a very small tax on trades of stock, currency, derivatives, and other financial assets.
What went down on May 17th, when labor and justice groups organized a rally against lobbyists.
The economic crisis is still on the rise for millions of Americans, while at the same time the social safety net is failing to support many of them.