Archive: Press Releases

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.

Transit Equity Report Finds Riders and Workers Continue to Need Better Access to Affordable & Reliable Public Transit to Meet Essential Needs and for Economy Recovery and Climate Action

The Transit Equity Network released a new report, “Community Hearing on Transit Equity 2021: Findings and Recommendations.”

Pouring Money into the Pentagon Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic

“This increase will only feed contractor greed and increase the likelihood of more military conflicts in more places.”

New Report: Frist Family Pandemic Fortunes

Pandemic doubles wealth of private, for-profit hospital billionaire Thomas F. Frist Jr.’s family to $15.6 billion.