Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. That’s why we work at the intersection of economic and racial justice through projects designed to build leadership and self-empowerment of black workers, immigrant workers, and low-wage workers, youth and families affected by incarceration, along with projects aiming to reverse the rules that criminalize poor people of color, and projects fighting to ensure that the wealthy and Wall Street corporations pay their fair share of taxes.
The Green New Deal Goes Local
The Biden administration will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars on addressing the climate crisis. But what does that mean for communities around the United States?
Dismantling the Lucky Sperm Club, One Baby Bond Program at a Time
Cities and states are experimenting with trust fund accounts to narrow the racial wealth divide.
Congress Takes Historic Step to Tax Stock Buybacks
This provision of the Inflation Reduction Act will discourage corporations from siphoning resources from worker wages and productive investments for share repurchases that inflate CEO pay.
Baseball Immortality Meets Ungodly Inequality
Superstar Juan Soto gets a new team. His fans get heartbreak. His owners get richer.
A Proposed Wealth Tax on Colombia’s 4,700+ Richest Would Raise $1 Billion
An Institute for Policy Studies analysis of the progressive tax proposed by incoming Colombian President Gustavo Petro would impact a small percentage of the nation’s wealthiest while raising millions to address widening inequality.
The Great Migration Failed to Bridge the Racial Wealth Divide. What’s Next?
Real and lasting economic opportunities for Black families will come only through a serious national reckoning on race.
The Rise of the Monster DAFs
Rising like monsters from the deep, donor-advised funds (DAFs) have finally caught up with foundations as the wealthy donor’s charitable warehousing vehicle of choice — and are poised to eclipse them.
From the Wall Street Journal: A Deeply Flawed CEO Pay Analysis
The paper’s ‘corporate effectiveness’ lens mischaracterizes the views of management visionary Peter Drucker on pay equity and employee empowerment.
It’s Time to Crack Down on Excessive CEO Pay
The pay gap between workers and CEOs at America’s largest low-wage employers is now 670 to 1. That’s obscene.
Reining in Philanthropic Megadonors: What the Data Tell Us Is Needed
While megadonor gifts are celebrated, the growing dominance of large donors speaks to an erosion of democratic values. This must be addressed now.