Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

Huge Military Budgets Make Us Broke, Not Safe

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We’re all tense. Hearing about our fellow citizens in Hawaii scrambling around, looking for a place to hide from a nuclear bomb, will do that to you. So will contests between two unstable world leaders over the size of their nuclear buttons.

A California Trend Worth Catching: College for All


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California can be an annoyingly trendy state. Think avocado toast, In-N-Out Burger, Hollywood fashion, even legal pot.

One Year of Trump: Boomtimes for Billionaires

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Donald Trump campaigned on the pledge to “Make America Great Again,” but he never did specify exactly who he wanted to make the country great for.

Where Rich People Should Have Gone Instead of Davos: Home

From Davos to Dystopia

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Over a thousand private jets have landed at the Swiss mountain ski resort of Davos, where the planet’s elected presidents and unelected financial rulers have gathered for the World Economic Forum. There, they discuss the fate of the world.

What Happens When Wall Street Becomes Your Landlord?

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When José Rivera moved into his house, he thought he was on the path to home ownership. But after several years and more than $90,000 in rent, he can’t even get his landlord to fix the broken pipe that leaked raw sewage into his home.

Do the Poor Deserve Health Care? These Politicians Say No.

Mental Healthcare: Underappreciated and Underfunded

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Between 2013 and 2016, the state of Kentucky experienced a veritable medical miracle.

In 2013, two of every five low-income people in the state had no health insurance. By 2016, only one in every 13 poor Kentuckians were going uninsured.