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 15, 2019
New Report Highlights How Surging Inequality Widens the Racial Wealth Divide
Historic racial wealth disparities are being maintained or worsened by policies that have shifted wealth to the richest U.S. households, according to a new report released by the Institute for Policy Studies, Dreams Deferred: How Enriching the 1 Percent Widens the Racial Wealth Divide.” Key...
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Monday, November 19, 2018
New Report Exposes How Top-Heavy Philanthropy, like Bloomberg Gift, Imperils Independent Nonprofit Sector and Democracy
Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion gift to John Hopkins University, is an alarming example of the problem identified in a new report, Gilded Giving 2018: Top-Heavy Philanthropy and Its Risks to the Independent Sector, co-authored by Chuck Collins, Josh Hoxie and Helen Flannery of the Institute for...
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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
New Report Exposes Extreme Concentration of Wealth
The new report “Billionaire Bonanza 2018: The Role of Dynastic Wealth,” by Chuck Collins and Josh Hoxie of the Institute for Policy Studies, examines the growing concentration of wealth in the United States by taking a special look at 15 dynastically wealthy families on the Forbes 400 list combined...
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Wall Street Bonus Pool Dwarfs 'Tax Reform Bonuses' and Minimum Wage Earnings While Contributing to Gender Inequality
Just-released figures from the New York State Comptroller show Wall Street banks handed out $31.4 billion in bonuses to their New York City-based employees for 2017 performance, up 17 percent over 2016. According to Institute for Policy Studies analysis of these figures: Wall Street bonuses v. ‘tax...
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018
In Landmark First CEO-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure by a Large U.S. Corporation, Honeywell Reveals a 333:1 Gap between CEO and Typical Worker Pay
Honeywell has become the first large U.S. corporation to report the ratio between its CEO and median worker compensation, in compliance with a new SEC regulation based on the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation. For background on this new disclosure rule, see this Institute for Policy...
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Thursday, November 30, 2017
New Report Underscores Massive Tax Giveaways to Private Jet Set
The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) today released a comprehensive report highlighting the massive tax giveaways extended by the tax bill under consideration in Congress to the private jet industry. The report also looked at the significant security threats presented by private jets and the...
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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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