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.
Nearly 30% of Blacks have zero net worth. We should remember racial inequality is most pronounced during economic hard times.
This memo summarizes the key provisions in the stimulus legislation to restrict compensation for executives of bailed-out companies.
Our forebears struggled to survive in a world dominated by the superrich. Now it’s our turn.
This fact sheet sums up and dissects the major arguments against public policy action on CEO pay.
A new report finds that bans on capital controls are outdated and a hindrance to developing nations.
We applaud efforts to cap bailout pay, but are concerned about reports of weak Treasury rules.
An analysis of new proposals for change.
We need to get that money back, and then rein in runaway CEO pay across corporate America.
Mandate for Change offers a set of specific policy proposals for the incoming Obama administration on every major domestic and international topic, written specifically for the book by leading thinkers and activists in the field.
What will be the fate of the arts during this recession? The Institute for Policy Studies recently launched a petition calling for 1 percent of the stimulus package to be spent on the arts.