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.
Want to Stimulate the Economy? Tax the Wealthy
Underlying our economic crisis is a polarization of income and wealth.
Will Dems Follow Through on Promises to Fix NAFTA?
Washington is long overdue for making sure U.S. trade policies put workers and the environment above corporate interests.
State of the Dream 2008
IPS and United for a Fair Economy find the subprime lending crisis is causing the greatest loss of wealth to people of color in modern U.S. history.
Wal-Mart’s New Greenwashing Report
The big-box company’s new glossy environmental report can’t hide that its fundamental problem is its business model.
Estate Tax Is Fairest Means of Building Revenue
Congress finally has a chance to have a sober discussion about how to responsibly reform the estate tax.
One Down: Obscenely Decadent War Profiteer Hauled Off in Handcuffs
It looks like the party may be over for one corporate crook
Postcard from … Colombia
As the U.S. “War on Drugs” rages on in Colombia, more and more of its farms have been turned into swaths of scorched earth.
Trickle-Up Economics: New Report Reveals Staggering Global Wealth Concentration
A new business study on global household wealth documents how the world’s wealth is continuing to concentrate in the pockets of the awesomely affluent.
Are Corporate Titans Really Worth the Billions They Suck In?
Is the labor of corporate CEOs really hundreds of times more valuable than the labor of other leaders?
Wal-Marts Sustainability Initiative: A Civil Society Critique
Critiques of Wal-Mart’s approach to sustainability, responding to a bold initiative to turn the world’s largest company green.