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.
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.
The recommendations would reduce inequality by setting high-road standards for federal contractors, closing tax loopholes for the rich, canceling student debt, cracking down on price-gougers, and building worker power.
Advocates need to pressure congress to invest in institutions that care about and prioritize domestic and international wellbeing, while divesting from systems of violence and harm.
Our wealthiest give away only a fraction of what they could easily afford to give.
Enterprises that tolerate huge pay gaps “succeed” not by empowering employees, but by building and wielding monopoly power.
Yes, we could ensure that our richest pay something in the neighborhood of their fair tax share.
The United States didn’t become a tax haven overnight.
While other EU countries have been increasing transparency and cracking down on kleptocratic capital, the U.S. is a laggard.
New York’s essential workers have been excluded from relief and benefits. The Fund Excluded Workers Coalition is fighting to change that.