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

Nonprofits Need Help. An Emergency Charity Stimulus Can Provide it.

Foundations and donors to advised funds ought to be held to new payout standards for a future that requires all hands — and dollars — on deck.

Racial Health and Economic Disparities are Two Sides of the Same Coin

COVID-19 continues to aggravate deeply embedded inequalities. We need bold policy solutions aimed at bridging the racial wealth divide now more than ever.

Death and the Economy: A Dialogue

An (imagined) conversation on the trade-offs between lives and dollars.

Reopening the Economy Is a Death Sentence for Workers

The wealthy may be fine with sacrificing the vulnerable, but workers are fighting for the sanctity of human life.

It’s Time for an Emergency Charity Stimulus

To unlock billions in charitable resources during this crisis, Congress should double the mandated payout of private foundations and donor-advised funds.

Sanctions in the Era of Pandemic

From Venezuela to Iran, Washington’s illegal and inhumane economic sanctions are putting millions of lives at risk.

Fossil Fuel Bailouts Are Class War. This Is How We Fight Back

When it comes to distributing financial support, the federal government should be propping up those who need it most.

Let’s Turn Our Military Resources to Building a Post-COVID Industrial Base for All Americans

While the U.S. has pumped trillions into a world-leading military, China has invested heavily in medical supplies, solar power, and many other industries.

First in Military Spending, Last in Our COVID-19 Response

This is a dress rehearsal for the climate crisis, and right now we’re failing.

A For-Profit Postal Service Would Slam Small Businesses

Trump’s push to privatize USPS would devastate the ordinary Americans who rely on the Postal Service.