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, 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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Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Increasing Taxes on America’s Rich and Corporations Would End Our Debt and Deficit Problems, says IPS Analyst
A tired-but-firm President Obama spoke Sunday of the need for the U.S.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
“How to Liberate America from Wall Street Rule,” New Report, Proposes a Way Out of Economic Recession

As Republicans and President Barack Obama continue to discuss solutions to the U.S. budget crisis, a new report proposes innovative solutions to unemployment and the economic crisis.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Expert Cautions that 30 Million Spent Nuclear Fuel Rods Are Unsafely Stored in United States, Could Cause Fukushima-like Disaster
A new report released today details the risk of nuclear catastrophe from spent nuclear fuel. The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) report, "Spent Nuclear Fuel Pools in the U.S.: Reducing the Deadly Risks of Storage,” released with support from the Project on Government Oversight , indicates high risks of radioactive contamination or even nuclear chain reactions or explosions due to the unsafe storage of spent nuclear fuel.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
“Major Corporations Are Threatening Us”
RICHARD WOLFF, [in NYC] rdwolff at att.net , rdwolff.com
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Monday, May 09, 2011
Defend CEO-Worker Pay Disclosure Law from Conservative Attack
Last year we won a major victory in our efforts to rein in excessive CEO pay. But we need your help to defend it against conservative attacks. In 2010, Congress passed a law that mandates that corporations must now disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratios.
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