Archive: Press Releases

94 Organizations Urge Congress to Stand Up to Pressure from Corporate Lobbyists and Pass President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

Letter denounces corporate lobbyists’ assault on vital programs and services supporting children and working families and combating climate change.

$21 Trillion over 20 Years: Breaking New Report Analyzes the Full Cost of Militarization Since 9/11

“Our $21 trillion investment in militarism has cost far more than dollars. It has cost the lives of civilians and troops lost in war, and the lives ended or torn apart by our brutal and punitive immigration, policing and mass incarceration systems.”

The Institute for Policy Studies’ 45th Annual Sheridan Circle Ceremony in D.C. to Commemorate the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt

2021 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awardees Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) and the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) will be in attendance.

American Billionaires Got 62% Richer During Pandemic — Almost All That Wealth Growth Will Go Income-Tax Free, Showing Need For Biden’s Tax Reforms & Investment Plans

Billionaires’ Collective Fortune Grew $1.8 Trillion Over 17 Months, Enough to Pay for Over Half of Biden’s Proposed $3.5 Trillion Investment in Healthcare, Education & More

“Wealthy Donors Need to Get Off Their Assets”

New Report Finds More Than One Billion Dollars In DAF Grants
Went to Other Commercial DAFs in 2019

Over 45 Years, Measures of Justice

Milestones on the Path to Accountability for the Assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt

One-off Emergency Tax on Billionaires’ Pandemic Windfalls Could Fund COVID-19 Jabs for Entire World

Governments across the world are massively under-taxing the wealthiest individuals and big corporations, which is undermining the fight against COVID-19 and poverty and inequality. 

IPS Mourns the Death of AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka

The former mineworker received the Institute’s Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award in 1990 for his leadership in the successful Pittston coal strike.

The Institute for Policy Studies Welcomes New Staff Union

Staff members will be represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild of the Communications Workers of America. Card check conducted on June 11.

New Report: Two-fifths of the Private Foundations of America’s Wealthiest Families Paid out Less than Required in 2018

Together 50 families hold about half of the wealth of the bottom half of all U.S.households, an estimated 65 million families, and their wealth grew at ten times the rate of ordinary families during the last 40 years.

New Report: Silver Spoon Oligarchs: How America’s 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality

Together 50 families hold about half of the wealth of the bottom half of all U.S.households, an estimated 65 million families, and their wealth grew at ten times the rate of ordinary families during the last 40 years.

New Report: Executive Excess 2021

Low-Wage Workers Lost Hours, Jobs, and Lives. Their Employers Bent the Rules — To Pump up CEO Paychecks.