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Our Work

At IPS, our work is centered in our vision: we believe everyone has a right to thrive on a planet where all communities are equitable, democratic, peaceful, and sustainable. Our intersecting programs and initiatives, led by a diverse group of expert staff and associate fellows, are helping to shape progressive movements toward this vision.

Latest Work

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Gloria Vanderbilt, Taxes, and Grand Fortune

The Vanderbilts, once America's richest family, have become a handy punching bag for the guardians of our new Gilded Age.
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Support the Women's World Cup Team

The U.S. women’s soccer team outperforms its male counterpart but earns less — like women in every other field.
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Medicare For All Would Save Money — And Lives

The last thing on your mind during a ride to the ER should be: Is this going to bankrupt me?
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Celebrating Juneteenth with Bold New Ideas

Juneteenth was supposed to mark the end of a horrific era of oppression, but racial inequality remains rampant. These 10 policy proposals could change that.
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Will a 'Deepfake' Swing the 2020 Election?

Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality.

Right to Root

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A Moral Economy Would Save Taxpayers Billions Every Year

10 ways that doing the right thing would save us money.
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Time for a Raise for New York Car Wash Workers

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York state legislature could end the subminimum tipped wage for carwasheros downstate.

Report: Poor People's Campaign Moral Budget

Everybody Has the Right to Live
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Minimum Wage Reaches Lowest Value Since 1960's

The federal minimum wage has not been raised in 10 years, the longest period without an increase since the program was implemented.
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A Father's Day Gift for Myself: Activism

My two-year old child will be the age I am now when the climate catastrophe comes, and that realization is taking a toll.
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Decent, Secure Housing Is a Basic Human Right

New York's latest housing legislation turns the tables on the landlord class, offering protections for renters.
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“Freedom Gas” Will Be Used to Justify Oppression at Home and Abroad

As anti-extraction protests gain momentum, government responds with threats of federal prison time for those who interfere with the fossil fuel industry.
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Democracy Desperately Needs a Reboot

Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.
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Trump's War on Science is Grounds to Impeach

Trump's latest impeachable offense? His administration intends to actively interfere in climate research by federal scientists.
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How Fair Housing Laws Can Advance Environmental Justice and Racial Equity

Residents of Eight Mile, Alabama await a HUD ruling on a dangerous gas leak. Meanwhile, NCRC and the South Alabama Center for Fair Housing evaluate other legal options to secure compensation for the community.
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Trump's Tariffs on Mexico and Who They'll Harm

Manuel Perez-Rocha discusses Trump's plan to impose progressively increasing tariffs on Mexico, the second largest importer of U.S. goods.
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How Wealthy Have Our Super Wealthy Become?

We now have some new clues, thanks to the tax-evasion records whistleblowers have been so generously sharing.
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Trump Targets Cuba’s Tourism and Small Businesses

Trump administration sanctions imposing new travel restrictions on Cuba will have no effect on Cuba's support for Venezuela.
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The Misadventures of ‘Tariff Man’

For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction