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.
Few Americans realize just how incredibly little our nation’s wealthy now pay in taxes. Our grandparents seriously taxed the rich. Why can’t we?
The hard-earned income taxes of ordinary citizens are paying for the bloated, unearned paychecks of bailout CEOs.
The Obama administration’s immigration plan should include initiatives to help create more opportunities in migrants’ home countries.
Tax Day 2009 will come upon a time of financial crisis and extreme economic inequality. The Institute for Policy Studies proposes a series of measures to alleviate both problems.
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.
Part mutual aid association and part social action group, common security clubs offer a great way to take action.
What would FDR do if he were around to see AIG’s bonus bozos spit in the face of the American taxpayer?