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

Donald Trump’s Real Mob Connections

Will the November election be decided in the streets?

Inequality and COVID-19 in 13 Charts

A new data visualization series illustrates how the pandemic and flawed policy responses have widened long-standing economic, racial, and gender divides.

Let’s Start Debating What Deeply Dooms Democracy: Concentrated Wealth

Why we need to shove inequality onto America’s political center stage.

America’s Global Reputation Isn’t Bouncing Back Anytime Soon

Even if Trump loses, his administration may have permanently damaged our standing abroad. But there’s a silver lining: it makes Trumpism an ideological dead-end.

Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

2020 has been hard enough. The last thing the world needs this year is nuclear weapons.

Ginsburg Would Want Women to Fight, Not Despair

The late justice dedicated her career to women and other marginalized Americans, and we owe her the same faith she had in us.

Remembering Bill Gates Sr.

He believed the estate tax was an “economic opportunity recycling program.”

FinCen Files Shine Spotlight on Suspicious Bank Transfers

The reporters behind the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers gave more to share. We should pay attention.

When Police Repression is Not Enough: A U.S. Corporation is Suing Guatemala to Crush Local Mining Opposition

Global mining companies are turning to international arbitration to strong-arm governments into bending to their interests.

Trump Trade Wars Have Led to Lost US Jobs and Factories. We Need a Worker-Centered Recovery.

Trump is making false claims about his record in struggling states like Ohio and Michigan. The jobs haven’t come back. They’ve been offshored to China.