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

Paying Politicians to Criminalize Protest

More communities are protesting pipelines. The fossil fuel industry wants to make that a felony.

Biden Won’t Reset U.S. Foreign Policy On His Own

Biden’s foreign policy team matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.

A Minnesota Cooperative Shares the Wealth While Advancing a Clean Energy Future

Shared ownership is crucial for building the power of communities that have long had their wealth extracted by others.

The Rich Are Cheering Wall Street’s Latest Records. Americans of Modest Means Are Draining 401(k)s.

The nation’s woefully inadequate response to the pandemic is jeopardizing millions of retirement futures.

In Arizona, a Progressive Ballot Victory Exposes the Inequitable Federal Treatment of State and Local Taxes

The Trump 2017 tax act penalizes states that tax income responsibly.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic

The combined wealth of U.S. billionaires surpassed $1 trillion in gains since March 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic.

Facing Holiday Rush, Frontlines Retail Workers Urge Billionaire Bosses to Share the Wealth

This essential workforce is hustling to help holiday shoppers while also organizing hazard pay and other COVID-19 protections.

Canadian Corporate Greed on Display in Mexico Mining Dispute

While gold prices soar, the Los Filos gold mine in Mexico sits idle. Equinox Gold, the company that owns the mine, has only itself to blame.

The Rain on Our Yes-We-Now-Have-a-Vaccine! Parade

What could be better than a drug that can stop COVID? A society that doesn’t let someone make billions off a drug millions can’t access.

I was Invited to Join the G20 Think Tank Summit. Here’s Why I Declined.

My participation in a session on climate and energy policy hosted by the Saudi government would have “greenwashed” the summit.