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

Tax Foundation Sounds the Alarm — over the Plight of Totally Mythical Taxpayers

No actual taxpayers are going to face anything remotely close to the tax rate critics of the Biden tax plan are claiming.

Biden’s Unconscionable Military Budget

With the Afghanistan War finally ending, we shouldn’t squander our “peace dividend” on costly weapons or military bloat.

How CEOs Pumped Up Their Pandemic Paychecks

While low-wage employees lost hours, jobs, and lives, their CEOs got raises. It’s time to tax huge CEO-worker pay gaps.

They’re Not Conservatives, They’re Extremists

By mislabelling the radical members of the Republican Party “conservative,” the mainstream media gives them a veneer of respectability.

To Grow Our Economic Pie, Cut More Equal Slices

Redistributing wealth downward, new calculations suggest, can make societies richer.

How Billionaires’ Secretive Speculation Threatens the Next Financial Meltdown

The implosion of Archegos is an early warning sign about the next generation of unaccountable capital and exotic, risky financial instruments hidden inside ‘family offices.’

Who Owns the City? Luxury Towers and Supercharged Gentrification

Wealthy workers moving into central, walkable neighborhoods has long caused gentrification, but global capital is exacerbating the situation.

Decades of Warehousing Charity Dollars — the ‘Fidelity Effect’ on Charitable Giving

Critics of Donor-Advised Funds, or DAFs, have long argued that they starve nonprofits of much-needed funds by “warehousing” charitable donations.

There Is No “Border Crisis”

Discussing the border in nativist terms obscures the real crises that propel migrants to seek asylum in the United States.

What Is Joe Biden’s Israel Policy, Exactly?

The Biden administration thought it could muddle through with the usual pro-Israel platitudes, but rising awareness of Israeli apartheid is making that impossible.