Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

Report: Right To Root

Portland, Oregon was declared the most gentrified city in the U.S. in 2015. That same year, it was reported that 3 Black Portlanders were displaced every day — with 10,000 having been displaced between 2000 and 2010.

Just How Rich are the Ultra Rich?


Nearly seven years ago — I know, wow — the Occupy Wall Street movement began highlighting the divide between the top 1 percent and the bottom 99 percent. Since then, it’s become common knowledge that income inequality in the United States is high.

But there’s more to the story than just numbers.

How to Offer Free College in California

College Graduates

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Estuardo Mazariegos graduated this spring from Cal State Dominquez Hills, but with $18,000 in debt after a dozen years struggling to juggle work and paying for college.

Pardons Aren’t Policy



Before all the North Korea news hit, the last few weeks seemed to show another surprising turnaround for President Trump: some sympathy for criminal justice reform.

Trump’s Giving Diplomacy a Chance. His Critics Should, Too.



Some critics have knocked President Trump for making “too many concessions” to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the historic Singapore Summit — the first-ever meeting between a U.S. president and North Korean leader.