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

Fact Sheet: Congressional Progressive Caucus Priorities

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has released a bold agenda for 2021. This fact sheet analyzes the implications of these priorities for the American people.

Why Can’t CEOs Pay For Their Own 3-Martini Lunch?

Buried in the COVID relief deal is a provision that will require taxpayers to subsidize lavish business meals for corporate executives.

America’s Destructive Denialisms

The refusal of tens of millions of Americans to recognize the election results is part of a much larger denialism — of COVID-19, of climate change, and U.S. decline.

MacKenzie Scott’s Bold and Direct Giving Puts Shame to the Billionaire Class and Their Perpetual Private Foundations.

The billionaire philanthropist continues to defy the charitable norms of the 1 percent.

Biden’s Top Trade Official Should Work to Protect Governments From the Rising Number of Corporate Lawsuits

In 2020, foreign investors filed at least 51 known lawsuits demanding huge sums from governments struggling to fight a historic pandemic.

Celebrating the Passage of the Corporate Transparency Act

This week, Congress takes a meaningful step toward eliminating anonymous shell corporations.

Our Youngest ‘Self-Made’ Billionaire, Our Wealthy’s Oldest Bogus Claim

The super rich owe their super fortunes to factors that have little to do with ‘genius.’

Mass Incarceration Is Declining — But Not For Women

The next administration needs to address this crisis and the war on drugs driving it.

Billionaire Made $1 Trillion Since COVID-19. They Can Afford to Protect Their Workers.

In a holiday shopping season with rampant rates of COVID-19 infection, we must protect frontline workers before it’s too late.

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Beginning of Pandemic — Total Grows to $4 Trillion

The total wealth of U.S. billionaires reaches $4 trillion, over $1 trillion of which has been gained since the beginning of the pandemic.