Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

Creating Pension Plan Chaos for Teachers, Firefighters, and Cops



A single butterfly flapping its wings, chaos theory tells us, can wreak social havoc. Those flaps could alter the course of a tornado two weeks later. A big deal if your home happens to be in that tornado’s new course.

Report: Students Under Siege

In response to at least 240 school shootings that have taken place since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, many local, state, and federal proposals are calling for harshly punitive school environments, including more school resource offic

Stop Warehousing Wealth in Charity Funds


A conversation with rport authors Chuck Collins and Helen Flannery about their new report, “Warehousing Wealth”

Report: Warehousing Wealth

At a time of staggering inequality, wealthy individuals are using donor-advised funds, or DAFs, to claim substantial tax benefits, while often failing to move funds in a timely manor to independent nonprofits addressing urgent social needs.

Europe Should Bolt NATO



Donald Trump hasn’t shown a lot of love lately toward America’s European allies.

A Stunning Glance at the Geography of U.S. Income Inequality



All politics, the old political saw goes, is local. By the same token, all economics may be local, too. We don’t experience our economy as a national or a global phenomenon. We experience our economic life in much more localized spheres.