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

Workers, Members of Congress Join Forces to Save Senate Cafeteria Jobs

“Ultimately as we build the union movement in this country, what we are fighting for is an economy that works for everybody, not just a handful of billionaires.”

What’s Going on in Buffalo These Days Can Be Inspiring — and Plenty Sobering Too

Buffalo’s baristas give us hope. Buffalo’s pols, meanwhile, are giving oligarchy our hard-earned tax dollars.

After Putin

Russia is increasingly becoming the Saudi Arabia of the north.

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.