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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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
20-Year Review Shows 40 Percent of America’s Top-Paid CEOs are Not Great at their Jobs
Washington DC — The Institute for Policy Studies is releasing today a report and a video reviewing the performance of the CEOs who have ranked among America’s 25 highest-paid CEOs in one or more of the past 20 years. The report’s key finding: Nearly 40 percent of the CEOs on these highest-paid lists eventually ended up “bailed out, booted, or busted.”
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Report: Pro-Austerity CEOs Seek to Widen Tax Haven Loophole
In advance of a congressional hearing on tax havens, a new Institute for Policy Studies report reveals the massive windfalls members of the “Fix the Debt” campaign stand to gain from their proposals to widen tax haven loopholes.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Rebalancing Our National Security: The Benefits of Implementing a Unified Security Budget
The debate in Washington over security spending this year is being driven mostly by the Budget Control Act of 2011, the debt reduction deal that averted a government shutdown last summer. The law mandates about $1 trillion in cuts to federal government discretionary spending over 10 years beginning in fiscal year 2012, including $487 billion in Pentagon cuts.
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Monday, April 16, 2012
As Buffett Rule Comes Before Congress This Tax Day, One Percenters Will Ask Congress to Redistribute The “Pie”
To celebrate tax day, April 15-17 young members of “the one percent” plan to stage pie-cutting demonstrations to talk about wealth inequality and taxes while serving up pies in cities around the country. Demonstrations will occur at farmers markets, parks, and rallies in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and other cities with wealth distribution “pie charts” fashioned out of real pies.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Good News and Bad News for the American People from President Obama’s 2013 Budget, According to Experts at the Institute for Policy Studies
“The good news in Obama's 2013 budget is that he proposes ambitious initiatives on public transit, clean vehicles, energy efficiency, and renewable energy issues, and has proposed to eliminate $4 billion in subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.
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Monday, November 21, 2011
As Supercommittee Fails, New IPS Report Proposes Better Budget Reforms
There is plenty of money to fix the federal budget and make the world more equitable, green, and secure, says a new report by the Institute for Policy Studies to be released Monday, November 21, just days before the Congressional supercommittee’s deadline to finish a deficit plan.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Wealthy People Show Support for Protests with New Website: "We Are the 1 Percent. We Stand with the 99 Percent."
Resource Generation and Wealth for Common Good today announced a new website for wealthy people to show their support for the Occupy movement. Already over 100 members of “the 1 percent,” including young entrepreneurs, business owners and wealthy individuals, have posted their support on the new website “ We are the 1 percent.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Senate Report Reinforces IPS Research on Tax Dodging, Excessive Executive Pay, and Layoffs
The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has released a report that underscores the findings of two recent Institute for Policy Studies reports connecting corporate tax dodging with excessive executive pay and worker layoffs.
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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Think Tanks on the Right and Left Agree: Corporate Tax Holidays Lead to Layoffs, Not Jobs
The corporate “tax holiday” that major U.S. companies are now pressing Congress to declare will likely lead to no new net job creation, says a new report by the Institue for Policy Studies .
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011
CEOs Who Earn More Than Their Corporations Pay in Taxes
Of last year’s 100 highest-paid U.S. corporate chief executives, 25 took home more in CEO pay than their company paid in 2010 federal corporate income taxes, according to a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies .
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