Articles from Institute for Policy Studies

The Market Made Them Do It



Back in 1999, near the dizzying height of the boom, no executive in Corporate America personified the soaring pay packages of America’s CEOs more than Jack Welch, the chief exec at General Electric. Welch took home $75 million that year.

The Best of All Possible Worlds?


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Candide is the first and most amusing example of the powerlessness of positive thinking.

Report: Energy Efficiency with Justice

Our current fossil-fuel powered, dirty energy system cannot provide energy at a price that many vulnerable people can afford in order to live safe, healthy lives.