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

Biden’s Fossil Fuel Turn Is Bad Politics — and Even Worse Science

President Biden is drawing criticism for breaking campaign promises to end oil and gas leasing on public lands and waters.

Biden’s Carbon Capture Regulation Is Just What the Fossil Fuel Industry Wants

“Carbon capture and sequestration” isn’t proven to work and would exacerbate fossil fuel harms.

The Human Cost of McCarthy’s Debt Ceiling Demands Would Be Catastrophic

McCarthy and his caucus are holding American families and the global economy hostage to his demands to slash vital social programs.

In DeSantis’ ‘Free’ State of Florida, Union Freedom Is Under Attack

A slate of new bills signed by Florida’s billionaire-friendly governor will make it harder for public sector unions to collect dues, worsening the state’s teacher shortage and public school funding.

To Protect Our Children, Let’s Tax Our Rich

A century-old political lesson from the first grand champion of America’s kids.

The Trouble With Taiwan

Wherever one stands on the independence vs. accommodation spectrum in Taiwan, everyone should agree that a U.S.-China war is in nobody’s interest.

Private Jets Are Dirty Luxuries for the Ultra Rich. Let’s Tax Them.

The private jet industry is destroying the climate and intensifying inequality. Rather than providing subsidies, we should tax the hell out of it.

The Ultra-Wealthy Have a Private Jet Problem

This expensive, carbon-intensive form of travel is bad for both the earth and the taxpayers who subsidize it for the ultra-rich.

When ‘Decorum’ Means ‘Mob Rule,’ It’s Time to Break It.

In Tennessee and Montana, Republicans silenced the voices of three young lawmakers because they dared to challenge the undemocratic status quo.

Right-Wing Judicial Activist Using Schwab Charity DAF to Move Funds

Secretive funding from ultra-wealthy donors has shaped the courts and public policy. Here’s how one donor-advised fund has facilitated that.