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

Beyond Lucrative: Jeffrey Epstein’s Billionaire Tax Avoidance Assistance Business

The infamous financier’s exploits cast a shadow on the one of Wall Street’s favorite tax avoidance schemes.

The Pandemic is Sparking a Wave of Union Drives on College Campuses

In Arizona, two universities are spearheading an effort to unionize the entire state’s higher education workforce.

Taxes on the Rich: One-Sixth of What They Used to Be

A new IPS briefing paper highlights the unique role of tax policy in wealth concentration.

Expose the Insurrection Financiers

The January 6 assault on our democracy should lead to greater accountability for political leaders — and their wealthy financial backers.

The Rich and Those Who Serve Them, Then and Now

We’ve already rejected the servant state once. We certainly can once again.

U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Should Support Vaccine Equality, Not Vaccine Apartheid

Let’s spend less on supporting vaccine apartheid abroad, and more on ending it at home.

Beating Back the Far Right Globally

It’s time to resurrect a global anti-fascist consensus to name, shame, and throw these guys out of the game.

Guatemala’s Land Defenders Are Still Their Own Best Defense

Rising corruption in Guatemala threatens landmark legal victories by Indigenous activists defending their land from mining.

Ending the Subminimum Tipped Wage Is a Step Towards Building Black Worker Power

A leading Black worker advocate calls on policymakers to understand that what benefits Black workers benefits us all.

The Movement for a Wealth Tax in Washington State

A levy of just 1 percent on wealth over $1 billion would raise more than $2 billion per year to meet the state’s urgent social needs.