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

Farmers and Meatpackers Are Teaming Up

During the pandemic and recession, farmers are realizing they have more in common with immigrant meatpackers than agribusiness CEOs

America’s New Policy of Demoting Democracy

Trump has put a stop to democracy promotion. Will democracy put a stop to Trump?

Wealth Inequality in America: Far Beyond Extreme

The maldistribution of America’s income and wealth has reached levels that our conventional economic stats have trouble revealing.

Trump Looks Out For Himself While Americans Struggle

As American lives hang in the balance, Trump enjoys $100,000 worth of cutting edge treatment for his COVID-19 infection.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Is Up $850 Billion Since March 18th

U.S. billionaire wealth has climbed 28 percent since March 18th, 2020. During the same span, global billionaire wealth is up $1.5 trillion.

This Is a Recession. Republicans Need to Stop Blocking Relief.

Prioritizing evidence-based virus safety measures means more than wearing masks and practicing social distancing. It means passing a robust relief package.

This Is an Emergency: Americans Need Relief, and Trump Is Standing in the Way

The president just benefited from lifesaving, taxpayer-funded measures. He has no business blocking Americans from getting the same.

Will Today’s Millennials Ever Live in a More Equal USA?

If current distributional trends continue, new Fed wealth data suggest, our future divides will be even wider.

A Bittersweet Hispanic Heritage Month

This year, we’re facing high COVID-19 infection rates, job losses, and voter suppression. But we are resilient.

Celebrating Somali Workers Standing Up to Amazon

The Minnesota-based Awood Center is receiving a prestigious human rights award for their support of immigrant warehouse workers fighting for their dignity and justice on the job.