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

Care Workers Are Not Giving up on Build Back Better

Over 35,000 people joined a recent telephone town hall to kick off a six-week campaign to protect investments in the care economy.

My Disabled Life Is Worthy

The loss of disabled and chronically ill lives due to COVID-19 is no less tragic or preventable.

The End of Dissent

Foreign agent laws in Russia, El Salvador, and elsewhere threaten the entire international edifice of laws and institutions that support the right to dissent.

Taxing Extreme Wealth Could Lift 2.3 Billion People Out of Poverty

Extreme inequality is the preexisting condition that made our society more vulnerable to disease and undermined a robust global public health response.

Report: Taxing the World’s Richest Would Raise $2.52 Trillion a Year

A new joint report from Fight Inequality Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, Oxfam, and Patriotic Millionaires details what can be funded by simply taxing the rich.

Student Debt Cancellation is a Racial Justice Issue

Presidential executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in student debts would increase Black wealth by 40 percent.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Internationalist

King looked beyond our borders — not only at injustice, but how people worked together to end it. It’s an example we need today.

Dr. King Remained Hopeful. So Can We.

King’s “Testament of Hope” sounds as relevant today as the day it was published.

Protests at the Pump

Even small increases in the price of gas can generate protests, like in Kazakhstan. But actually, we’re not paying anywhere near enough for gas.

College Football Coaches Making $25,000 a Day? Let’s Sideline This Lunacy!

The gridiron game has a penalty for illegal holding. We need one for hoarding.