Institute for Policy Studies

Institute for Policy Studies turns Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice and the Environment. We strengthen social movements with independent research, visionary thinking, and links to the grassroots, scholars and elected officials. I.F. Stone once called IPS "the think tank for the rest of us." Since 1963, we have empowered people to build healthy and democratic societies in communities, the US, and the world. Click here to learn more, or read the latest below.

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Monday, August 07, 2017
Addressing Inequality at the Root:
Almost half of all workers earn under $15 an hour and one in every seven Americans – 43 million people – live below the poverty line. A new report by the Next System Project, a project of the Democracy Collaborative, and the Institute for Policy Studies, “ Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the...
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wall Street Bonus Pool Dwarfs Minimum Wage Earnings and Contributes to Racial and Gender Inequality
Just-released figures from the New York State Comptroller show Wall Street banks handed out $23.9 billion in bonuses to their New York City-based employees last year. According to an Institute for Policy Studies analysis of these figures: - The total bonus pool for 177,000 Wall Street employees was...
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Friday, December 16, 2016
Report: 100 CEOs Have as Much Retirement Wealth as 41% of All U.S. Families, 59% of African-American Families, and 75% of Latino Families
The Institute for Policy Studies has just released dramatic figures on the retirement savings gap between those at the top of corporate America and the rest of us. The report, published at 7 pm Eastern on December 15, has received early coverage in USA Today , Bloomberg , Fortune , and Mother Jones...
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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Report Warns of Increasingly "Top Heavy" Philanthropy
A new report, “ Gilded Giving: Top Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality , ” authored by Chuck Collins, Helen Flannery, and Josh Hoxie of the Institute for Policy Studies and Inequality.org, raises the specter of a philanthropic sector dominated by wealthy mega-donors and their...
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Monday, September 19, 2016
IPS Marks 40th Anniversary of Letelier-Moffitt Assassination
On September 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet carried out a brutal car bombing in the heart of the U.S. capital. Killed in the attack were two colleagues at the Institute for Policy Studies: Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean ambassador to the United States who had become one...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016
Report: Taxpayers Have Subsidized $2 Billion in Wall Street Executive Bonuses Since 2012
A new Institute for Policy Studies report is the first to calculate how much taxpayers have been subsidizing executive bonuses at the nation's largest banks. The study focuses on a 1993 President Bill Clinton reform that was intended to rein in runaway CEO pay by capping the tax deductibility of...
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Without Change, African-American and Latino Families Won’t Match Current Average White Wealth for Centuries
If current federal wealth-building policies remain in place, it will take the average African-American family 228 years to amass the same amount of wealth that white families have today and it will take Latino families 84 years to reach that goal, according to a new report from the Corporation for...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
CEO Stock(ing) Stuffers
A just-released report by the Center for Effective Government and the Institute for Policy Studies, CEO Stock(ing) Stuffers , identifies the 10 companies that benefited the most last year from a tax loophole that encourages excessive executive pay. Key findings: Ten corporations cut their 2014 tax...
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Friday, July 31, 2015
Climate Action Coalition Celebrates Historic Win in Raising Global Awareness on Urgency of Climate Crisis in #ShellNO Action in Portland
In record heat, members and organizers with the Climate Action Coalition in Portland, OR, together with Greenpeace activists made history on Thursday when they forced the MSV Fennica, the Arctic icebreaker, to stand down, delaying its departure by approximately 40 hours. The Fennica is now headed...
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Darden’s Golden Goodbyes
Three top Darden executives are leaving the embattled restaurant corporation with compensation valued at an estimated $68 million , according to a new Institute for Policy Studies report . CEO Clarence Otis, Jr., whose resignation announcement on July 28th sent the company’s stock price soaring,...
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