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.
Buffalo’s baristas give us hope. Buffalo’s pols, meanwhile, are giving oligarchy our hard-earned tax dollars.
Federal estate tax has become porous and effectively optional for the wealthiest households.
The new White House budget plan echoes wealth tax perspectives over two centuries old.
How we can prevent the wealthiest of our wealthy from exempting virtually unlimited billions from tax.
The workers who put food on our tables face poverty, deportation, and extreme heat. These are policy choices—and they can be changed.
Administration proposal would restrict insider trades, and impose a tax on stock buybacks that largely benefit the fat cats.
If global oligarchy ‘business as usual ’ survives the Ukraine war, the rest of us will end up big losers.
Charitable giving has become a taxpayer-subsidized extension of private power and influence for the wealthiest people in the country. It’s time to fix that.
New Research from the Institute for Policy Studies Shows How the Rich Use Donor-Advised Funds to Warehouse Charitable Wealth
DAFs have been used to transform philanthropy into a taxpayer-subsidized extension of private power and influence for the wealthy.
If the minimum wage had increased as much as Wall Street bonuses since 1985, it would be worth $61.75 today.