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

The Big Pharma Family that Brought Us the Opioid Crisis

Who will bring to justice the billionaires who have profited so royally from addiction?

Racism is Literally Killing African-American Mothers

The chronic stress of racism endangers black moms of all kinds — from Serena Williams to Erica Garner.

I’m an Eagle Scout, and I Don’t Want Pipelines in My Wilderness

A gas pipeline would put a gash the size of a 12-lane highway along the Appalachian Trail. Is nothing sacred?

Why We Need to Remember the Iraq War—As Well as the Global Resistance to It

The Middle East is still suffering from the consequences of the US invasion 15 years ago.

A New Landmark in CEO-Worker Pay Ratio Disclosure

Honeywell has just revealed a 333:1 gap between the compensation of the 143,000-employee firm’s top executive and most typical workers.

The Ideology That Unites Trump and the Authoritarians He Admires

It’s about propping up “besieged majorities” in multiethnic countries.

Trump Hates the Poor

Trump’s budget proposal has something to hurt almost everyone, but it’s a perfect storm for the poor.

Emmanuel Macron Was Supposed to Be the Anti-Trump. He’s Not.

The French darling of American liberals is slashing taxes for the rich and cracking down on immigrants.

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Scam

As another corporate giveaway, the plan would put major public infrastructure up for sale, and would loosen environmental rules designed to protect local communities.

Tipping Is a Legacy of Slavery That It’s Time to Outgrow

It’s bad for workers, customers, and the economy alike when employers pass the cost of a living wage entirely on to their customers.