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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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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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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