Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
Dec. 20, 2021
These two bills represent diametrically opposed views of how to address the challenges of our time: a moral budget vs a war budget. Congress: Which side are you on?
Sept. 25, 2020
In 2017, 140 million people in the United States were living in poverty or on the verge of poverty using this measure. With everything changed since 2019, and official poverty measures for 2020 still far in the future, we asked: what has become of the 140 million during the pandemic?
June 15, 2020
Congress allocates hundreds of billions of dollars to the Pentagon and militarized policing and immigration systems in the name of security, while underinvesting in priorities like health care, medical research and poverty programs that could keep us safe during this crisis.
March 2, 2020
President Trump’s cruel immigration initiatives could instead fund a rational response to Coronavirus
June 17, 2019
In the seven sections of the Moral Budget, we look at policies and investments for seven critical areas of the Poor People’s Moral Agenda.
April 11, 2019
Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?
April 10, 2018
The Souls of Poor Folk is an assessment of the conditions and trends of poverty today and of the past fifty in the United States.
March 22, 2018
Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?
Dec. 4, 2017
To support this modern-day Poor People’s Campaign, the Institute for Policy Studies has produced an analysis of the campaign’s four core issues: racism, poverty, the war economy/militarism, and ecological destruction.
July 20, 2017
U.S. military spending, with its major focus on exerting U.S. influence and dominance overseas, has an analog here at home: spending on policing, incarceration, and immigration enforcement.