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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Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Trump’s Billionaire Enablers: The 63 Billionaires Worth $243 Billion Who Bankrolled Trumps Re-Election Bid
While much has been made of the shock and dismay at last week’s insurrection by America’s corporate leaders, new analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) identified 63 (almost one in ten) U.S. billionaires who gave a combined $33 million to the Trump Victory Fund in the last two years,...
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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
"MacKenzie Scott’s Bold and Direct Giving Puts Shame to the Billionaire Class and their Perpetual Private Foundations."
In her second move as a billionaire philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott (formerly Bezos) has announced $4.2 billion in gifts to 384 organizations, mostly unrestricted grants to front-line charities addressing the needs of low-income people during the pandemic. The following statement applauding her...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Net Worth of U.S. Billionaires Has Soared by $1 Trillion—To Total of $4 Trillion—Since Pandemic Began
The collective wealth of America’s 651 billionaires has jumped by over $1 trillion since roughly the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to a total of $4 trillion at market close on Monday, December 7, 2020. Their wealth growth since March is more than the $908 billion in pandemic relief proposed by...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
US Billionaires Surpass $1 Trillion in Wealth Gains During Pandemic as Essential Workers and Others Suffer
The total wealth gain of America’s billionaires has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, a 34 Percent rise since mid-March, the approximate start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). With the close of the markets on November 24, 2020, US...
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
US Billionaires Surpass $1 Trillion in Wealth Gains During Pandemic as Essential Workers and Others Suffer
The total wealth gain of America’s billionaires has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, a 34 Percent rise since mid-March, the approximate start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new analysis by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). With the close of the markets on November 24, 2020, US...
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Monday, November 23, 2020
New Report Finds that a "Delinquent Dozen" Pandemic Profiteers Failed Essential Workers and Forced Them to Risk Their Health, While Still Profiting Immensely
A new report finds that the pandemic has been a cash cow for billionaires while essential workers went underpaid, unsupported and forced to risk their health at corporations owned or operated by billionaires. As the total wealth of America’s billionaires rose by almost $1 trillion under the COVID-...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Report: "Billionaire Wealth vs. Community Health" Finds Essential Workers Continue to Suffer as US Billionaires Gain Almost $1 Trillion Under Pandemic
Essential workers went underpaid, unsupported and forced to risk their health at corporations owned or operated by billionaires, even as the total wealth of America’s billionaires rose by more than $1 trillion under the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the Institute for Policy...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Since Pandemic Began U.S. Billionaires’ Net Worth Jumps $931 Billion, or Nearly One-Third, as Working Families Suffer
The collective wealth of America’s billionaires has jumped by $931 billion, or nearly one-third, since mid-March, roughly the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the U.S. economy was reeling from a huge spike in joblessness and a collapse in taxes collected, according to a new report by...
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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Reimagining School Safety: New Institute for Policy Studies Report Shows How Much It Costs Communities to Have Cops in Schools
On September 9, 2020, the Criminalization of Race and Poverty project at the Institute for Policy Studies released a critical new report, " Reimagining School Safety ," authored by Karen Dolan, Cecelia Scheuer, and Uma Nagarajan-Swenson with Lindsay Koshgarian. As the movement for racial justice...
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Thursday, September 03, 2020
Over 100 Organizations Call on Biden to Adopt a New Good Neighbor Policy towards Latin America
Over 100 organizations that work on issues related to Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Global Economy, New Internationalism, and Drug Policy Programs at the Institute for Policy Studies, sent a letter to Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump calling for the next...
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