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Top Democrats Push Obama on Capital Controls

Representatives Barney Frank and Sander Levin say that cannot support U.S.

Verizon Shortchanges the Facts

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

Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream

Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream

Public ownership offers a powerful alternative to traditional progressive approaches to fighting corporate domination. 

The Nonsense Zone

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.

The Institute for Policy Studies is honored to join the long list of respected individuals and organizations that Bill O’Reilly has attacked on his Fox News show. During the opening segment of his May 22 tirade, O’Reilly attacked us for serving as the Occupy movement's "headquarters." He even implied that some central figure is making decisions about what color Occupy "agitators" should wear.

Real Prosperity Starts Here

I spent two days last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan at the "Real Prosperity Starts Here" conference organized by the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE).  Even though I was only able to attend for a short time, I left re-energized and excited by all I saw and engaged in.

The Rise of the New Economy Movement

Activists, theorists, organizations and ordinary citizens are rebuilding the American political-economic system from the ground up.

Why Building Community Wealth is a Key Challenge to Corporate Power

Why Building Community Wealth is a Key Challenge to Corporate Power

Partly self-help, partly local mobilization, and partly sketches for future system-wide expansion, community wealth-building ventures are sweeping the nation.May 16, 2012

How Small Groups Can Power Big Change

Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.

As a general rule, as communities grow, they lose social cohesion. There is a tricky tension between growing a group and a maintaining sense of personal belonging for members.

A New Economics Paradigm: An interview With Gar Alperovitz


What’s interesting—and, again, the press doesn’t cover this—is just below the surface of what the press normally sees. There are thousands and thousands of institutions that democratize the ownership of wealth. Political and economic systems are defined in terms of their power. But who owns the capital?

Bank of America's Healthier Roots

Founder Amadeo P Giannini built a booming business while helping others improve their lot and their communities.

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