Economic Justice

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.

Latest Work

Dubai

Dubai

We’ve piled up a $60 billion debt and willl only pay our creditors when we’re good and ready.

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Safety Net

Safety Net

Wall Streeters land just fine, but kids in dire poverty slip right through.

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Failed Wars

Failed Wars

Step one: Withdraw right foot from failed war No. 1. Step two: Transfer foot into failed war No. 2. Step three: Jump with both feet into Pakistan.

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Reports

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REPORT: Hanscom High Flyers

Private jet travel is a monumental example of private excess at public expense. Here’s a local case study.

REPORT: Executive Excess 2023

These “Low Wage 100” large corporations are enriching CEOs at the expense of both workers and taxpayers.

REPORT: Still A Dream: Over 500 Years to Black Economic Equality

60 years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the racial wealth divide persists.

REPORT: A Tale of Two Retirements 2023

Our tax code helps CEOs retire in luxury while ordinary workers struggle. Here's how to fix it.

Report: High Flyers 2023: How Ultra-Rich Private Jet Travel Costs the Rest of Us and Burns Up the Planet

In this report, we assess the environmental, economic, and security risks of private jet travel — and lay out tax reforms to offset them.
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Report: “Extreme Wealth: The growing number of people with extreme wealth and what an annual wealth tax could raise”

An annual wealth tax on the world’s richest could raise $1.7 trillion globally.

REPORT: Homecoming: The Greater Birmingham Community Speaks on Regional Cooperation and a More Inclusive Economy

Greater Birmingham, AL, has experienced a resurgence in economic growth and civic engagement. Yet the benefits of this prosperity are not widely shared.

Report: Gilded Giving 2022

Our nation’s charitable system is in danger of becoming a taxpayer-subsidized platform of private power for the ultra-wealthy.
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The Other Side of the Storm

What Do Black Immigrant Domestic Workers in the Time of Covid-19 Teach Us About Building a Resilient Care Infrastructure?

Bay State Billionaires

Massachusetts billionaires' wealth surges 46 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive Excess 2022

The CEOs at America’s largest low-wage employers are grabbing huge raises while workers and consumers struggle with rising costs.
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Report: Taxing the World’s Richest Would Raise $2.52 Trillion a Year

A new joint report from Fight Inequality Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam, and Patriotic Millionaires details what can be funded by simply taxing the rich.

REPORT: Silver Spoon Oligarchs

How America’s 50 Largest Inherited-Wealth Dynasties Accelerate Inequality

Executive Excess 2021

Low-Wage Workers Lost Hours, Jobs, and Lives. Their Employers Bent the Rules — To Pump up CEO Paychecks.

BOOK: The Wealth Hoarders

How billionaires pay millions to hide trillions.

Cashing in on Our Homes: Billionaire Landlords Profit as Millions Face Eviction

Billionaire Landlords Profit as Millions Face Eviction

Pandemic Super Bowl 2021: Billionaires Win, We Lose

Billionaires Win, We Lose
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Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health

'Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health' report urges Delinquent Dozen companies to protect workers from exploitative owners and executives.
social graphic - How US Trade Policy Failed Workers And How to Fix It

How U.S. Trade Policy Failed Workers — And How to Fix It

Now more than ever, we need a new trade policy to support an economic recovery from the pandemic and to start building an economy that works for everyone.

Reimagining School Safety

A look at the dangers posed to students by law enforcement and how to invest in real school safety for our nation’s children.