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Brian Wakamo

Brian Wakamo

Brian Wakamo is a researcher on the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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5 Ways to Tax Wealth to Pay for the Build Back Better Agenda

Proposals in play to pay for the ambitious public investment plan could help reverse skyrocketing wealth inequality.

Sarah Anderson ·


Close This Perverse Tax Loophole in Order to Save Jobs and Fund Infrastructure

Greedy private equity executives often pay lower tax rates than the employees they put out of work. Here's how to fix it.

Brian Wakamo ·


The Global Vaccine Divide Is Widening as Rich Nations Protect Patents Over Safety

People in high-income countries that represent 16 percent of the world’s population have received 56 percent of doses.

Brian Wakamo ·


Inequality and Covid-19 in 13 Charts

A new data visualization series illustrates how the pandemic and flawed policy responses have widened long-standing economic, racial, and gender divides.

Sarah Anderson ·


USPS Needs Financial Aid to Continue Providing Essential Services

Despite a boom in package deliveries, the Postal Service is facing insolvency due to crisis-related drops in mail revenue and increased costs.

Sarah Anderson ·


Instead of Bailing Out For-Profit Colleges, Congress Should Cancel Student Debt

Lifting student debt burdens would particularly benefit people of color, while giving the economy a major boost.

Brian Wakamo ·


Postal Bankruptcy Would Hit Rural America Hardest

The 15 most rural states would face heavy blows to jobs, revenue, mail and package deliveries, and voting rights.

Sarah Anderson ·


To Reduce Inequality in the Election Process, All States Should Allow Voting At Home

Letting people fill out ballots at their kitchen table and pop them in the mail reduces economic barriers to participation for low-income Americans.

Sarah Anderson ·

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