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

Don’t Give Up on Taxing Billionaires

Federal estate tax has become porous and effectively optional for the wealthiest households.

Is Joe Biden Channeling Tom Paine?

The new White House budget plan echoes wealth tax perspectives over two centuries old.

Closing the Loopholes America’s Super Rich Love: Can the Dog Catch Its Tail?

How we can prevent the wealthiest of our wealthy from exempting virtually unlimited billions from tax.

The Five Plagues Testing Humanity

Nationalism and internationalism are conducting an uncivil war, and humanity is being tested like Job.

It’s Farmworker Awareness Week. Here’s What Those Who Feed Us Deserve.

The workers who put food on our tables face poverty, deportation, and extreme heat. These are policy choices—and they can be changed.

A Five-Alarm Emergency for Democracy

The GOP’s voter suppression laws are working. They need to be stopped before more states adopt them.

China’s Evolving Energy Policies in Africa

China is both reducing and altering the nature of its investments in African energy projects.

Uprising for Black Lives Drove Cancellation of Joint U.S.-Israeli Police Trainings

Ending police exchanges will help build a world where our ties are of solidarity and common pursuits for justice.

South Korea’s New Foreign Policy of One Yes and Two Nos

The victory of conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol in South Korea’s recent presidential election will push the country deeper into the U.S. embrace.

Biden Budget Takes a Step Toward Corralling Out-Of-Control CEO Pay

Administration proposal would restrict insider trades, and impose a tax on stock buybacks that largely benefit the fat cats.