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.
Five Benefits of Common Security Clubs Economic Solidarity
These organizations can be a source of comfort and strength in a time of financial uncertainty.
Report of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy Regarding the Model Bilateral Investment Treaty
IPS participated in this Obama administration review process.
The Drug War has Failed. What’s Next?
The U.S. is paying a heavy price for its current stance on drug policy.
An Estate Tax Victory by Any Other Name
A powerful lobby that’s spent a decade trying to eliminate the estate tax is changing their tune.
Let’s Get America’s Health Out of the ER
As a nation, we’re in the emergency room in desperate need for someone to stop the bleeding.
Why a Real Recovery Must be a Global Recovery
Civil society proposals to fix the global financial system would benefit ordinary people in impoverished countries and in the United States.
Billionaires Thank Tea-Baggers at Glenn Beck’s March on Washington
The Billionaires motto is: “If we’re not broke, don’t fix it.”
The Recession’s Racial Divide
African Americans are taking on the brunt of the recession with disproportionately high rates of unemployment and foreclosure.
CEO Pay Still Outrageous
Public funds support many bailed-out companies. So why are we still paying CEOs outrageous salaries?
Remember the Real Villain–Wall Street
We’re pointing fingers at President Obama — when those responsible for the economic crisis escape blame.