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, 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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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Make Tax Dodgers Pay Up
When you pay your taxes, consider the wealthy and corporate tax dodgers. If you paid more than $10 to the IRS, then you paid more than Verizon , Boeing , Bank of America , Citigroup and General Electric . And you probably paid a higher percentage of your income than the billionaires who appear on the pages of the Forbes 400. Do you believe that before Congress makes deep budget cuts they should reverse huge tax breaks for millionaires and deadbeat corporations?
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Thursday, April 07, 2011
Unnecessary Austerity, Unnecessary Shutdown
"We're broke." Or so claim governors and lawmakers all over the country. Our states and our nation can no longer afford, their plaint goes, the programs and services that Americans expect government to provide. We must do with less. We need "austerity."
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Thursday, April 07, 2011
Unnecessary Austerity, Unnecessary Shutdown
"Unnecessary Austerity," a new Institute for Policy Studies report , explains how Congress could raise more than $4 trillion in revenue over the next decade by reversing years of tax giveaways to the richest Americans and largest corporations.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Comic Relief on Its Way to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission will resume its investigation today, armed with the "Economic Meltdown Funnies," a comic book that will help in their ongoing probe of the nation's financial industry. The comic book can be viewed on line at www.economicmeltdownfunnies. org .
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Wednesday, January 13, 2010
In Wake of Latest Banker Bonus Outrage, Nation Needs an Immediate Federal Policy About-Face, Says IPS
Analysts from the Institute for Policy Studies today called for a strong, swift, and sustained federal response to the record bonus outlays that Wall Street's top banks will shortly begin announcing. "These billions in bank bonuses amount to money laundering on the grandest scale ever," says IPS director John Cavanagh. "Hard-earned tax dollars from average Americans have been transformed - via subsidies and sweetheart deals from the Treasury and the Fed - into bonanzas for the same speculators who shoved the economy into crisis in the first place."
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
Reports of Pay Czar's 'Heavy Hammer' on Wall Street Exaggerated, Says Independent CEO Pay Watchdog Group
Reports of Pay Czar Kenneth Feinberg's "heavy hammer" on Wall Street are exaggerated, say executive pay analysts at the Institute for Policy Studies .
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Thursday, April 09, 2009
Tax Day Report: Documents Burden Shift from Ultra-Rich to the Rest of Us Identifies $450 Billion in Hikes to Fund Recovery
America’s highest-income taxpayers, analysts at the Institute for Policy Studies detail in a new Tax Day report, pay a staggeringly smaller share of their incomes in taxes than did America’s rich back in the 1950s.
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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Media Availability on New Bailout Pay Rules
Compensation experts with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) today called President Barack Obama's $500,000 cap on executive pay at some bailed-out companies a "small, but very welcome first step toward ending excessive executive compensation."
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