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Beyond the Jobs Report: A Call for a Transformational Economy
November 2, 2012 - Those job numbers are good for Obama, but don't say whether the economy is truly getting healthier. By Karen Dolan
Mitt Wants to be President - This President
October 22, 2012 - Conservatives are going to bed very nervous tonight. They must be realizing that Mitt really is the liberal they were afraid he was. Peace, love, and... gender equality? By Karen Dolan
Rope-A-Dope Revives the Hope
October 16, 2012 - Mitt was no wimp, and Obama was no progressive, but Obama had the better plans, the better attacks, and the better handle on the truth. By Karen Dolan, published in The Washington Post
The Biggest Losers: Big Bird and the American People
October 4, 2012 - The first presidential debate of 2012 was an exercise in ridiculousness that produced no insight, no plan, no inspiration, no leadership, and no truth. By Karen Dolan
Record Poverty Persists While Gap Between Rich and Rest of Us Increases
September 12, 2012 - Sadly, those who "occupied" Wall Street and city squares across the country in 2011, were right: All of the income gains have concentrated at the top, while the rest of us saw a deterioration or stagnation in our wages and income. By Karen Dolan, published in Counterpunch
- Released January 14, 2010
By Sarah Anderson, Phyllis Bennis, Karen Dolan, John Feffer, Dedrick Muhammad, Daphne Wysham
After the first 100 days of the Obama administration, the Institute for Policy Studies introduced our Change Index to evaluate the policies and performance of the new president. Did the candidate who promised change deliver on his promises?
- Released December 7, 2009
By Deepak Bhargava, Timothy Casey, John Cavanagh, Karen Dolan, Peter Edelman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sarita Gupta, Dedrick Muhammad, Diana Pearce, Steve Savner, Kevin Shih
Eleven of the nation’s leading experts on poverty have proposed a $400 billion emergency relief plan to create and save jobs for millions of Americans while also offering adequate resources to vital safety net programs.
- Published January 28, 2009
- ISBN 978-0-7391-3167-1
By Chester Hartman
Three decades ago, conservative ideologues at The Heritage Foundation produced a primer on the Reagan Revolution entitled Mandate for Leadership, which offered an overarching philosophy against the role of government and in favor of markets.
Today, IPS has taken on the same task for the Obama administration. Mandate for Change is aimed at strengthening the new administration at a time when the need for progressive policies — and appointing progressive people to lead such efforts—is most urgent.
- Published April 2, 2007
- ISBN 978-1904859611
By Saul Landau
Botox promoters promise to wipe away wrinkles, the signs of aging-the signs of time passing. Such "eternal youth" potions metaphorically help erase the very notion of time itself. In a phony world, increasingly dependent on smoke and mirrors, it is no wonder we look at elected officials like a cheap circus act. Saul Landau travels in and out of America, from the stress-filled cultures of Southern Californian businesspeople and poor towns in Texas, to the wildly booming streets of Hanoi and temples of Angkor Wat, to muse on just how low we have sunk.
The book explores the ironies of a time in which science explores the genetic code and masters the physics of instant global communication technology, while bible thumpers and talkers to Christ advocate medieval crusades to spread their order to infidels. Gore Vidal provides a scabrously funny introduction to a book by an author he says he "loves to steal ideas from."
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