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, 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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Monday, September 22, 2014
Climate Marchers to Global Leaders: No Dirty Energy in the Green Climate Fund
As world leaders prepared to announce their actions on climate yesterday, thousands of people flooded the streets of New York City calling for wealthy nations to put money into the Green Climate Fund and demanding that none of it goes to finance dirty energy. Heads of state are gathering at the...
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
New Report on Wall Street Bonuses and the Minimum Wage
The $26.7 billion in bonuses Wall Street banks handed out in 2013 would be enough to more than double the pay for all 1,085,000 full-time U.S. minimum wage workers, according to an Institute for Policy Studies analysis of New York State Comptroller bonus figures released this morning.
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Monday, December 02, 2013
Fast Food CEOs Rake in Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
A new report reveals that fast food companies are pocketing massive taxpayer subsidies for CEO pay while working to keep low-level workers' wages so low that many must rely on public assistance.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Platinum Plated Pensions: Loudest Calls for Social Security Cuts Coming from Lobby Groups Led by CEOs
Fix the Debt is a PR and lobby machine launched in 2012 and led by more than 135 CEOs of major corporations. Seeking broad public support, this campaign has publicly couched their calls for reduced spending in vague euphemisms like “protecting and strengthening Social Security.”
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