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

Ariel Dorfman: Chile is Taking the Final Steps of Dismantling Dictatorship

Renowned Chilean author and human rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivered these remarks at the 45th anniversary Letelier-Moffitt Memorial Program on September 19, 2021.

Bush Was a Disaster – Only Trump Looks Worse by Comparison

More than 140 historians ranked past American presidents. If not for Trump, Bush’s ranking would have nosedived.

Will Fanboys for Grand Fortune Ever Flame Out?

Not likely. Our super rich need the fog they create.

Taxpayers are Subsidizing Soaring CEO Pay at Pentagon Contractors

If Congress doesn’t crack down on military contractor pay, the White House should.

Big Pharma Corporate Lobby VS. Everyday Americans

Organizers take to the streets to call on Big Pharma to halt its assault on popular reforms to lower prescription drug prices.

Working for a Real Mad Man

The military stood up to Donald Trump. Who will now stand up to the military?

The Simplest, Most Effective, and Popular Way to Fund the Jobs Bill

Moderates and progressives converge on Capitol Hill to support a targeted tax multi-millionaires.

National Philanthropic (Mis)Trust

Donor-advised funds are making misleading claims in response to criticism that they are warehousing wealth instead of boosting charitable giving.

Unemployment Insurance Isn’t Holding Back the Economy. Inequality Is.

Ending enhanced unemployment benefits didn’t get people back to work. It just made them poorer.

The Handcuffing of Joe Biden

Trump didn’t just tie his successor’s hands. He handcuffed them to the throttle of a runaway train.