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

Taxing Wealth Emperors in the Empire State

The Strong For All coalition is pressing for higher taxes on the very rich rather than austerity budget cuts that hit the non-wealthy.

Understanding Socialism and Democratic Socialism Today

James Early and E. Ethelbert Miller explore the historical context and development of socialism and democratic socialism.

Living in Inequality, Dying in Despair

U.S. life expectancy is up, but we still lag behind other developed countries. As the world’s most unequal developed nation, we shouldn’t be surprised.

Impeachment Couldn’t Depose Trump. Working Class Politics Can.

As impeachment fades to a footnote, Trump’s most effective critics won’t be rehashing Ukraine. They’ll be organizing workers.

Hold Democrats to Their Word on War Spending

We’ve debated the costs and benefits of health, environment, and education policy. Let’s do the same for the wars and weapons that take millions of lives.

Goodbye to All That: The UK after Brexit

Brexit could see the UK eventually lose Scotland, Northern Ireland, and a great deal of its prosperity.

There’s No ‘Great American Comeback’

Trump is counting on the working class he’s betraying most aggressively. Can the left get out of affluent suburbia and back to its roots?

In Blow to Privatizers, House Passes Postal Financial Relief

The bipartisan bill would ease financial challenges critics use to justify postal worker wage cuts and selling parts of USPS to for-profit corporations.

Progressive Experts Rebut Trump’s False Claims About Shared Prosperity

In his State of the Union address, the president made a poor attempt to conceal the continued rise in economic inequality under his administration.

Trump Claims Credit for Life Expectancy Rise, Introduces Medicaid Cutback

U.S. life expectancy rose for the first time in four years because of a drop in opioid overdose deaths. Now Trump, who claims credit, wants to cut Medicaid.