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.
To Protect Our Children, Let’s Tax Our Rich
A century-old political lesson from the first grand champion of America’s kids.
The Trouble With Taiwan
Wherever one stands on the independence vs. accommodation spectrum in Taiwan, everyone should agree that a U.S.-China war is in nobody’s interest.
Private Jets Are Dirty Luxuries for the Ultra Rich. Let’s Tax Them.
The private jet industry is destroying the climate and intensifying inequality. Rather than providing subsidies, we should tax the hell out of it.
The Ultra-Wealthy Have a Private Jet Problem
This expensive, carbon-intensive form of travel is bad for both the earth and the taxpayers who subsidize it for the ultra-rich.
Right-Wing Judicial Activist Using Schwab Charity DAF to Move Funds
Secretive funding from ultra-wealthy donors has shaped the courts and public policy. Here’s how one donor-advised fund has facilitated that.
The U.S. Still Spends More on Its Military Than Over 144 Nations Combined
World military spending reached a new record high of $2.4 trillion in 2022, with the United States spending the most by far.
Can Auto Industry Execs Give Us a Climate-Safe Planet?
Not if they keep chasing after jaw-dropping personal fortunes.
High Flyers 2023: How Ultra-Rich Private Jet Travel Costs the Rest of Us and Burns Up Our Planet
New research from the Institute for Policy Studies and Patriotic Millionaires reveals 10 stunning facts about the high-flying private jet industry.
Report: High Flyers 2023: How Ultra-Rich Private Jet Travel Costs the Rest of Us and Burns Up the Planet
In this report, we assess the environmental, economic, and security risks of private jet travel — and lay out tax reforms to offset them.
‘I Don’t Mind the Work’: An IPS Tribute to Harry Belafonte
IPS experts remember their time with the legendary activist, entertainer, and IPS board member.