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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The ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Letting the Rich Get Richer

Our politics needs to face up to inequality's deep-set impact on all of us as individuals.
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Nike Says 'Believe in Something.' Can It Sacrifice Something, Too?

The company has made millions off Colin Kaepernick's message. That money should go right back to the cause that message supports.
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There’s a New Crash Coming

Skyrocketing debt, Wall Street deregulation, a fraying social safety net, and a diminished dollar could soon leave the United States looking like Greece.
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Bank Workers Fight to Rein in Global Finance

One often-forgotten group of people have the information — and the motivation — to tame the bests of finance.
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How the Next Presidential Candidate Can Defeat Trump

It's never too early to come up with an agenda for 2020.
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Republicans Scramble to Make Tax Cuts Permanent Ahead of Midterms

Is the GOP is rushing this process due to fear of losing their House Majority or because they think it will help their chances during midterms?
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Luxury Real Estate Boom Adds to Risk of Climate Disruption

Should cities build new fossil fuel pipelines to power skyscrapers for the super-rich?
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If CEOs Earn 1,000 Times More Than Us, They Don't Need Taxpayer Dollars

Companies practicing racial or gender inequality cannot receive government dollars. It's time to do the same for economic inequality.
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Trump Administration Tells Palestinian Refugees to Submit or Starve

The Trump administration's willingness to target UNRWA singles out Palestinian refugees and holds them hostage.

Report: Financial System Change, Not Climate Change

How Banks and Investors Can Be Weaned Off Their Addiction to Fossil Fuels
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Nobody in the White House Is Part of 'The Resistance'

They admit Trump’s dangerous, but they’ll stick with him as long as he cuts billionaires’ taxes, deregulates corporations, and feeds the military-industrial complex.
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The GOP Wants Trumpism, Just Without Trump

Critics like that anonymous op-ed writer have no problem with how Trump's actually hurting people. They just want the leader doing it to look more presidential.
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The Wealth Hiding in Your Neighborhood

From country farmland to big city skyscrapers, absentee billionaires may be hiding wealth in your town — and driving up your cost of living.
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Does the United States Have a ‘Strong’ Economy?

For average Americans, the U.S. economy hardly merits any kudos. Two new data dumps make that reality even plainer.

The Downside of Boston’s Luxury Building Boom

A new report shows the boom is not doing enough to address Boston’s acute affordable housing crisis and will accelerate economic inequality in the city.
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Teresa Romero Selected as First Woman President of United Farm Workers

Romero promises to delve into immigration reform when she takes over the union later this year.
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Is This the End of NAFTA as We Know It?

And why is Mexico being complicit in Trump’s attempt to bully Canada?
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Trump Launches Aggressive Poverty Disinformation Campaign

The middle class is starting to look poor, but the president’s Council of Economic Advisers now argues that not even the poor are poor—all the better to cut programs that serve both groups.
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How the Rich Exploit Charitable Giving Rules to Hoard Their Fortunes

As taxpayers, we need to know whether a donation actually makes it to a charitable cause.

Help Spread the Word: #ToweringExcess

Help us spread the word about our report: Towering Excess: The Perils of The Luxury Real Estate Boom for Bostonians

Economic and Racial Justice

Combating inequality means both lifting up and building power at the bottom, and breaking up concentration of wealth and power at the top. Learn more >

Climate Justice

In order to avert a climate catastrophe, we must transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy rooted in economic and racial justice. Learn more >

Peace and Foreign Policy

To build peace, we must dislodge the economic and political foundations of war. Just foreign policy is based on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. Learn more >

Community Engagement

Our community-based work is done through partnership with movement building allies on the ground. Learn more >

Leadership Programs

In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders. Learn more >

Experts

Josh Hoxie

Project Director, Opportunity and Taxation

Program on Inequality and the Common Good

Khury Petersen-Smith

Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow

New Internationalism

Basav Sen

Project Director

Climate Policy

Sanho Tree

Project Director

Drug Policy

Robert Alvarez

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Nuclear Policy

Dedrick Asante-Muhammed

Coordinator

Bridging the Divide

Julie Barnet

Associate Fellow

Marc Bayard

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Black Worker Initiative, Global Economy

Beverly Bell

Associate Fellow

Sarah Browning

Associate Fellow

Ron Carver

Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Steve Cobble

Associate Fellow

John Feffer

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Epicenter, Foreign Policy in Focus

Jim Lobe

Associate Fellow

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Manuel Perez-Rocha

Project Director and Associate Fellow

Global Economy

Janet Redman

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Oscar Reyes

Associate Fellow

Climate Policy

Adil E. Shamoo

Associate Fellow

Emira Woods

Associate Fellow