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

Time to Tax the ‘Swanktuaries’

Luxury buildings drive up housing costs, suck up energy, and help rich people warehouse wealth. They should pay a lot more than property taxes.

Will Greed Be the EPA Leader’s Downfall?

Activists are hoping to use Scott Pruitt’s self-enrichment at taxpayer expense to get rid of a dangerous climate change denier.

Forget Work Requirements for the Poor — Guarantee Them a Job Instead

Instead of stigmatizing struggling people, a jobs guarantee would do far more to lift poverty than Trump’s mean-spirited work requirement ever could.

Google Employees are Rejecting Militarism. That’s a Great Sign.

Techies who’ve come of age in a country perpetually at war are saying they don’t want their talents used to kill people.

Martin Luther King’s Dream Rises Again

A new report uses facts, figures, and faces to make the case for the revival of the Poor People’s Campaign.

Tax Day 2018 Was a Bonanza for Corporations and the Military

The Trump tax plan will likely lead to a corporate income tax cut of $135 billion in 2018 alone.

Five Tax Myths Debunked

It’s easy to get lost in the noise from pundits and politicians who thrive on the tax code’s complexity.

There Was Nothing Humanitarian About Our Strikes on Syria

We fired 105 missiles on April 14. That’s 10 times the number of Syrian refugees we’ve taken all year.

Phyllis Bennis on KPFA discussing Trump

In the first hour “War Made Easy in the Middle East” with Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; ips-dc.org. In the second hour “Four More Years: The Trump reelection nightmare and how we can stop it” with Thomas Frank author of Harper’s April cover story. … This interview originally aired on KPFA’s […]

Phyllis Bennis on Debating John Bolton and Listening to Syrian Voices

Phyllis Bennis, of the Institute for Policy Studies talks about debating John Bolton, that time he helped the Iraq War happen, the undeserved rehabilitation of George Bush, and the problem with the way people talk about Syria. Quote of the ep: “There are Syrians who are calling for US intervention just as there were some […]