Tag: Institute for Policy Studies

Advancing Black Liberation Through Economic Justice

October 5, 2016

A dominant narrative in the United States persists that if Black people would take personal responsibility and work hard, we could achieve gains similar to those of our white counterparts. And while the number of Black college graduates has quintupled over the past 50 years, the increase in education has… Read More»

This is one loophole that needs to be closed

June 4, 2014

“Let’s be clear on what’s happening here. Even though the company can easily afford it, Walmart refuses to pay its workers decent wages. So it relies on taxpayers to make up the difference by funding government assistance programs for its employees. The company and its controlling family then avoid paying… Read More»

Walmart Pays Less in Taxes by Paying Executives More

Walmart, the world’s wealthiest corporation, has avoided an estimated $104 million in U.S. taxes by granting extravagant “performance pay” bonuses to top executives, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies. The company utilizes a loophole that allows companies such as Walmart… Read More»