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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the bailout bonus scandals.
Ignoring the problems of the poorest economies, even in tough times like these, will come back to haunt us. Let’s support a global stimulus for a globalized world.
People of all racial and ethnic backgrounds must recognize the racial wealth divide, and work together to overcome it.
Many taxpayer subsidies for executive excess have not yet hit the headlines.
What would FDR do if he were around to see AIG’s bonus bozos spit in the face of the American taxpayer?
Part mutual aid association and part social action group, common security clubs offer a great way to take action.
Across the U.S., a mini-movement of people coming together to build security in economic bad times.
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.
They’re paying far less of their incomes in taxes than average Americans.
The American taxpayer, reeling from the economic meltdown, doesn’t feel like subsidizing lavish jets and bonuses any more.