The Imperial Unconscious

Predators, reapers, and imperial graveyards: Washington’s language betrays its stubborn imperial ambitions.

Ploughshares into Swords

Why is South Korean military spending going up even at a time of global recession?

Paying for a Strong Economy

IPS scholars find that taxes on the wealthy don’t hurt consumption, and discourage the type of speculation that fueled the high-tech and housing bubbles.

Executive Pay and the Stimulus Bill

This memo summarizes the key provisions in the stimulus legislation to restrict compensation for executives of bailed-out companies.

State of the Dream 2009

State of the Dream 2009

Dedrick Muhammad and the Institute for Policy Studies have once again partnered with United For A Fair Economy for the “State of the Dream 2009: The Silent Depression.”

A Sensible Plan for Recovery

A Sensible Plan for Recovery

Americans recognize the need to act on our current crisis but detest the idea that ordinary taxpayers should bear the brunt of bailing out the kingpins of Wall Street.

Beyond the Drug War

The Obama administration should take advantage of promising new trends in Latin America to seek more effective and more humane drug control policies both at home and abroad.

Skewed Priorities

Skewed Priorities

The approximately $4.1 trillion that the United States and European governments have committed to bail out financial firms is 40 times the money they’re spending to fight climate and poverty crises in the developing world.

Engaging Pyongyang on Human Rights

Serious economic engagement with North Korea can help improve the human rights situation in one of the bleakest parts of the globe.

Talking Points: Economic Meltdown

The following document is a series of talking points, in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, on the key questions being discussed today about the global economic meltdown.

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