The Case for Increasing Taxes on the Wealthy
It is clear that the U.S. needs to reduce government expenditures in a responsible way. But if our lens is entirely focused on the expenditure side of the equation, we're going to miss a huge part of the solution.
IPS expert Chuck Collins discusses an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy at TEDx.
Resilience Circles help communities recover from extreme weather, disasters, and outages
July 11, 2012 - With many Americans only recently recovered from extreme weather, transportation challenges, and power and communications outages, some explore ways to strengthen local circles of support. By Sarah Byrnes
Behind Super-Sized Sodas, a Deeper Danger
June 4, 2012 - If we really want to narrow our waistbands, we have to narrow the income gaps that divide us. By Sam Pizzigati, published in The Columbia Missourian and The (Easton, MD) Star Democrat
Verizon Shortchanges the Facts
May 29, 2012 - The telecommunications giant twisted the truth when it said it wanted to set the record straight in the Record-Journal By Chuck Collins and Scott Klinger
Social Security's Dual-Income Trap
May 28, 2012 - Families with two breadwinners can end up paying more than twice as much in Social Security taxes as families with just one income. By Salvatore Babones, published in Counterpunch and The (Easton, MD) Star Democrat and The Sidney (MT) Herald
The Nonsense Zone
May 22, 2012 - IPS is grateful to Bill O'Reilly for this opportunity to showcase our proud history of public scholarship on inequality, peace, justice, and the environment. By John Cavanagh