The top 0.1% of wealthiest people in the U.S. have earned $1.3 Trillion since the start of the pandemic — that’s right, they are making money while millions are struggling. Senator Elizabeth Warren and co-sponsors have proposed an Ultra-millionaire tax on those with excessive of $50 million. Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality […]
In mid-August, for the first time, the 12 wealthiest individuals’ assets have exceeded $1 Trillion. Jan talks with Omar Ocampo, researcher for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, about how their wealth has increased by $283 Million since March, while at the same time the average American […]
Sarah Anderson, Director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.org, discusses the manufactured crisis of the bankruptcy of the U.S. Postal Service and why it should not be privatized.
“Extreme wealth inequality has become America’s pre-existing condition,” writes Chuck Collins in a new co-authored report from the Institute for Policy Studies, “Billionaire Bonanza 2020.” In the past six weeks, as a record 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment, the 630 billionaires of the United States have seen their shared wealth go up $406 […]
Sarah Anderson, Director of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and Co-Editor of Inequality.org, recently studied the financial benefit to Military Contractor CEOs of Trump’s assassination of Iran’s top military general, Qassem Soleimani. On the following day, the stock portfolios of a number of CEOs jumped by over $5 million.
Jan interviews Robert Alvarez from the Institute for Policy Studies about the historic and current role of the scientist as a political activist in a day of science denial.