Federal Budget Analysis: Health Care

Poverty Amidst Pandemic Explainer

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?  


US Over-Investment in the Pentagon Left Us Vulnerable to the Coronavirus

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.


Fact Sheet: Wall Funding vs. Coronavirus

March 2, 2020

President Trump’s cruel immigration initiatives could instead fund a rational response to Coronavirus


Poor People's Moral Budget: Everybody Has the Right to Live

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.

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Tax Day 2019

April 11, 2019

Tax Day is April 15, 2019. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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Souls of Poor Folk

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. 


Tax Day 2018

March 22, 2018

Tax Day is April 17, 2017. Want to know what your taxes pay for, and who pays what?

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The Souls of Poor Folk: A Preliminary Report

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.


Protecting Our Communities: A State's Guide to Demilitarizing for a Brighter Future

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.


Competing Visions 2016

March 21, 2016

National Priorities Project examines how new budget proposals stack up to Americans’ priorities.

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