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

BOOK: The Wealth Hoarders

How billionaires pay millions to hide trillions.

Peace Groups Urge Support for the PRO Act

The PRO Act would help the U.S. serve as a global model for labor rights, reducing conflict, and promoting peace.

If the Minimum Wage Had Increased as Much as Wall Street Bonuses Since 1985, It Would Be Worth $44 Today

The 2020 bonus pool for 182,100 securities industry employees could pay for more than 1 million jobs at a $15 minimum wage for a year.

STEP Act: The Critical First Blow to Millionaire Income Tax Avoidance

New legislation would put an end to an income tax windfall for millionaires and their descendants.

Hey, Wealthy Tax Cheat, Hearing Any Footsteps Yet?

Our biggest tax evaders have been living high on the hog. They may soon have cause to worry.

Sanders Estate Tax Bill Shuts Down Wealth Hiding Loopholes

The Vermont senator and former presidential candidate takes shot across the bow of the wealth defense industry.

One Year In: How Militarism Made the Pandemic Worse

When the world needed collaboration across borders to control the pandemic, U.S. militarism led to the opposite. We must change course.

How Biden Looks at the World

The Biden administration’s approach of “multilateral restoration” has many virtues compared to the last four years of MAGA. But it has considerable shortcomings as well.

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Lining up Behind Far-Right Authoritarians

As climate change intensifies and countries turn to clean energies, Big Oil will take increasingly desperate measures to survive.

I Want Civil Rights. They Want to Talk About Sports.

Republicans are leveraging public ignorance about trans people to deny Queer Americans basic civil rights.