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

Shrink Wall Street to Guarantee Good Jobs

A new bill would fund a federal jobs guarantee by taxing the high-volume Wall Street trades favored by pandemic profiteers.

How Military Contracting Hides Human Costs and Increases Inequality

Some 8,000 U.S. contractors have died abroad since 9/11, compared to 7,000 U.S. troops.

Fair Tax Solutions for Cities Facing COVID-19 Budget Crises

The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has strained municipal budgets. How can cities close the gap fairly?

In the US, the Second Wave Is Already Here

While Europe and Asia track down three-digit infection spikes at worst, the U.S. is dealing with over 40,000 a day.

Time to Rethink the US-ROK Alliance

South Korea is trapped between a U.S. rock and a North Korean hard place. It should consider changing its relationship with the rock.

Welcome to Hectobillionaire Land

The concentration of America’s wealth has gone into overdrive.

The Victory of DACA Is a Reminder that Nothing Will Put Us Down

The passion organizers poured into DACA galvanized me and many others to keep organizing—and to aim for the collective liberation of all.

How $9.3 Billion Funds Coronavirus Outbreaks in Federal Prisons

Why are we spending billions on a system set up only to amplify harm, especially in the context of a global public health crisis?

Get Cops Out of Schools: A Factsheet

Educators are waking up to the grave emotional and developmental harm school resource officers cause. School districts must reallocate their resources.

Police and Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

From Kabul to Atlanta and Baghdad to Minneapolis, we need to end systemic racism and the militarism that makes it even deadlier.