A moral economy would save taxpayers billions every year

NPP Pressroom

Sarah Anderson

The Deficit Hawks versus the Big Spenders. That’s how the media typically portrays budget battles in Washington. We seldom hear about how government action to tackle our country’s most urgent social and environmental problems can actually save money.

In a new report, the Institute for Policy Studies and the Poor People’s Campaign reveal some of these underreported savings as part of a detailed analysis of the costs and benefits of transitioning to a moral economy.

We identified 10 ambitious changes we charted that would offer huge returns on investment above the status quo. Doing good, it turns out, is also a good bargain.