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.
Black students have had to take out larger loans and faced greater difficulty paying them back than other borrowers.
But it needs to be a first step, not the last.
New federal contracting standards could incentivize corporations to narrow the economic divides that undermine employee morale and business effectiveness.
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?
Cities and states are experimenting with trust fund accounts to narrow the racial wealth divide.
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.
Superstar Juan Soto gets a new team. His fans get heartbreak. His owners get richer.
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.
Real and lasting economic opportunities for Black families will come only through a serious national reckoning on race.
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.