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.
The wealthy of the Eisenhower years paid a hefty share of their income in taxes.
Funds for the economic recovery should come from the Wall Street gamblers and the wealthy CEOs who profited from the casino economy.
Upward wealth redistribution has taken billions of dollars out of the pockets of average Americans.
The following document is a series of talking points, in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, on the key questions being discussed today about the global economic meltdown.
Paulson’s new plan still sides with the executives and shortchanges the taxpayers.
Treasury Department’s new rules clarify some provisions in the bailout but fail to set monetary limits for CEO pay.
The bailout does precious little to limit the extravagant pay that gives top executives the incentive to behave outrageously.
IPS analysts say Wall Street, not taxpayers, should pay.
Where to Find $900 Billion from the Wall Street Speculators.
Our Picks for an Obama Cabinet: Parts 1 & 2.